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NAME

mpc - mpc Documentation

DESCRIPTION

mpc is a command-line client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD). It connects to a MPD and controls it according to commands and arguments passed to it. If no command is given, the current status is printed (same as "mpc status").

SYNOPSIS

mpc [options] <command> [<arguments>]

OPTIONS

-f, --format

Configure the format used to display songs.

The metadata delimiters are:

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The [] operator is used to group output such that if no metadata delimiters are found or matched between [ and ], then none of the characters between [ and ] are output. & and | are logical operators for and and or. # is used to escape characters. Some useful examples for format are: "%file%" and "[[%artist% - ]%title%]|[%file%]". This command also takes the following defined escape sequences:

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If not given, the value of the environment variable MPC_FORMAT is used.

--wait

Wait for operation to finish (e.g. database update).

--range=[START]:[END]

Operate on a range (e.g. when loading a playlist). START is the first index of the range, END is the first index after the range (i.e. excluding). START and END may be omitted, making the range open to that end. Indexes start with zero.

-q, --quiet, --no-status

Prevents the current song status from being printed on completion of some of the commands.

--verbose

Verbose output.

--host=HOST

The MPD server to connect to. This can be a hostname, IPv4/IPv6 address, an absolute path (i.e. local socket) or a name starting with @ (i.e. an abstract socket, Linux only).

To use a password, provide a value of the form "password@host".

If not given, the value of the environment variable MPD_HOST is used.

--port=PORT, -p PORT

The TCP port of the MPD server to connect to.

If not given, the value of the environment variable MPD_PORT is used.

COMMANDS

Commands can be used from the least unambiguous prefix (e.g insert or ins).

Player Commands
consume <on|off>
- Toggle consume mode if state (on

or off) is not specified.

crossfade [<seconds>] - Gets and sets the current amount of

crossfading between songs (0 disables crossfading).

current [--wait] - Show the currently playing song. With

--wait, mpc waits until the song changes (or until playback is started/stopped) before it queries the current song from the server.

queued - Show the currently queued (next) song.
mixrampdb [<db>]
- Gets and sets the volume level at which

songs with MixRamp tags will be overlapped. This disables the fading of the crossfade command and simply mixes the songs. -50.0 will effectively remove any gaps, 0.0 will mash tracks together. The amount of overlap is limited by the audio_buffer_size MPD configuration parameter.

mixrampdelay [<seconds>] - Gets and sets the current amount

of extra delay added to the value computed from the MixRamp tags. (A negative value disables overlapping with MixRamp tagqs and restores the previous value of crossfade).

next - Starts playing next song on queue.

pause - Pauses playing.
play <position>
- Starts playing the song-number

specified. If none is specified, plays number 1.

prev - Starts playing previous song.
random <on|off>
- Toggle random mode if state (on

or off) is not specified.

repeat <on|off> - Toggle repeat mode if state (on

or off) is not specified.

replaygain [<off|track|album>] - Sets the replay gain mode.

Without arguments, it prints the replay gain mode.

single <on|off> - Toggle single mode if state (on

or off) is not specified.

seek [+-][<HH:MM:SS>] or <[+-]<0-100>%> - Seeks by hour,

minute or seconds, hours or minutes can be omitted. If seeking by percentage, seeks within the current song in the specified manner. If a + or - is used, the seek is done relative to the current song position. Absolute seeking by default.

seekthrough [+-][<HH:MM:SS>] - Seeks by hour,

minute or seconds, hours or minutes can be omitted, relatively to the current position. If the duration exceeds the limit of the current song, the seek command proceeds to seek through the playlist until the duration is reached. If a + is used, the seek is forward. If a - is used, the seek is backward. Forward seeking by default.

stop - Stops playing.
toggle
- Toggles between play and pause. If stopped starts

playing. Does not support start playing at song number (use play).

Queue Commands
add <file>
- Adds a song from the music database to the

queue. Can also read input from pipes. Use "mpc add /" to add all files to the queue.

insert <file> - The insert command works similarly to

add except it adds song(s) after the currently playing one, rather than at the end. When random mode is enabled, the new song is queued after the current song.

clear - Empties the queue.
crop
- Remove all songs except for the currently playing

song.

del <songpos> - Removes a queue number from the queue. Can

also read input from pipes (0 deletes the current playing song).

mv, move <from> <to> - Moves song at position <from> to the

position <to> in the queue.

searchplay <type> <query> [<type> <query>]... - Search the

queue for a matching song and play it.

shuffle - Shuffles all songs on the queue.

Playlist Commands
load <file>
- Loads <file> as queue. The option --range may be used to load only a portion of the file (requires libmpdclient 2.16).

lsplaylists: - Lists available playlists.
playlist [<playlist>]
- Lists all songs in <playlist>. If

no <playlist> is specified, lists all songs in the current queue.

rm <file> - Deletes a specific playlist.

save <file> - Saves playlist as <file>.

Database Commands
listall [<file>]
- Lists <file> from database. If no

<file> is specified, lists all songs in the database.

ls [<directory>] - Lists all files/folders in

<directory>. If no <directory> is specified, lists all files in music directory.

search <type> <query> [<type> <query>]... - Searches for

substrings in song tags. Any number of tag type and query combinations can be specified. Possible tag types are: artist, album, title, track, name, genre, date, composer, performer, comment, disc, filename, or any (to match any tag).

search <expression> - Searches with a filter expression, e.g. mpc search '((artist == "Kraftwerk") AND (title == "Metall auf Metall"))'. Check the MPD protocol documentation for details. This syntax can be used with find andd findadd as well. (Requires libmpdclient 2.16 and MPD 0.21)
find <type> <query> [<type> <query>]...
- Same as search,

but tag values must match <query>s exactly instead of doing a substring match.

findadd <type> <query> [<type> <query>]... - Same as find,

but add the result to the current queue instead of printing them.

list <type> [<type> <query>]... - Return a list of all tags

of given tag <type>. Optional search <type>s/<query>s limit results in a way similar to search.

stats - Displays statistics about MPD.
update [--wait] [<path>]
- Scans for updated files in the

music directory. The optional parameter <path> (relative to the music directory) may limit the scope of the update.

With --wait, mpc waits until MPD has finished the update.

rescan [--wait] [<path>] - Like update, but also rescans

unmodified files.

Mount Commands
mount
- Lists all mounts.

mount <uri> <storage> - Create a new mount.

unmount <uri> - Remove a mount.

Sticker Commands
The sticker command allows you to get and set song stickers.
sticker <file> set <key> <value>
- Set the value of a song

sticker.

sticker <file> get <key> - Print the value of a song

sticker.

sticker <file> list - List all stickers of a song.

sticker <file> delete <key> - Delete a song sticker.
sticker <dir> find <key>
- Search for stickers with the

specified name, below the specified directory.

Output Commands
volume [+-]<num>
- Sets the volume to <num> (0-100). If

+ or - is used, then it adjusts the volume relative to the current volume.

outputs - Lists all available outputs
disable [only] <output # or name> [...]
- Disables the

output(s); a list of one or more names or numbers is required. If "only" is the first argument, all other outputs are enabled.

enable [only] <output # or name> [...] - Enables the

output(s); a list of one or more names or numbers is required. If "only" is the first argument, all other outputs are disabled.

toggleoutput <output # or name> [...] - Changes the

status for the given output(s); a list of one or more names or numbers is required.

Client-to-client Commands
channels
- List the channels that other clients have

subscribed to.

sendmessage <channel> <message> - Send a message to the

specified channel.

waitmessage <channel> - Wait for at least one message on

the specified channel.

subscribe <channel> - Subscribe to the specified channel

and continuously receive messages.

Other Commands
idle [events]
- Waits until an event occurs. Prints a list

of event names, one per line. See the MPD protocol documentation for further information.

If you specify a list of events, only these events are considered.

idleloop [events] - Similar to idle, but

re-enters "idle" state after events have been printed.

If you specify a list of events, only these events are considered.

version - Reports the version of MPD.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

All environment variables are overridden by any values specified via command line switches.
MPC_FORMAT

Configure the format used to display songs. See option --format.

MPD_HOST

The MPD server to connect to. See option --host.

MPD_PORT

The TCP port of the MPD server to connect to. See option --port.

BUGS

Report bugs on https://github.com/MusicPlayerDaemon/mpc/issues

Since MPD uses UTF-8, mpc needs to convert characters to the charset used by the local system. If you get character conversion errors when you're running mpc you probably need to set up your locale. This is done by setting any of the LC_CTYPE, LANG or LC_ALL environment variables (LC_CTYPE only affects character handling).

SEE ALSO

mpd(1)

AUTHOR

See https://raw.githubusercontent.com/MusicPlayerDaemon/mpc/master/AUTHORS

AUTHOR

Max Kellermann

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2003-2018 The Music Player Daemon Project

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