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       rhythmbox-client - controls a running instance of rhythmbox


       rhythmbox-client [option...][file...]


       rhythmbox-client is a tool for controlling an already running instance of rhythmbox.  It's
       useful for remote control scripting, adding specific files to the library from the  shell,
       or  printing  details  of  what's  playing.  It  also  has an interactive mode, useful for
       controlling playback remotely via ssh. Any files specified after the option arguments will
       be  added  to the library.  If the --enqueue option is given, the files will also be added
       to the play queue.


              Show help options

              Enable debug output

              Do not start a new instance of rhythmbox

       --quit Quit rhythmbox

              Start interactive mode --no-present Don't present an existing rhythmbox window

       --next Jump to next song

              Jump to previous song

       --play Resume playback if currently paused

              Pause playback if currently playing

              Toggle play/pause mode

       --stop Stop playback if currently playing

              Play a specified URI, importing it if necessary

              Add specified tracks already in the library to the play queue

              Empty the play queue before adding new tracks

              Print the title and artist of the playing song

              Print formatted details of the song (see FORMAT OPTIONS below).

              Set the playback volume

              Increase the playback volume

              Decrease the playback volume

              Print the current playback volume

              Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point)

              Select the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start  playing
              from it if not already playing.

              Select  the source corresponding to a URI (device or mount point) and start playing
              from it.


       %at    album title

       %aa    album artist

       %aA    album artist (lowercase)

       %as    album artist sortname

       %aS    album artist sortname (lowercase)

       %ay    album year

       %ag    album genre

       %aG    album genre (lowercase)

       %an    album disc number

       %aN    album disc number, zero padded

       %st    stream title

       %tn    track number (i.e 8)

       %tN    track number, zero padded (i.e 08)

       %tt    track title

       %ta    track artist

       %tA    track artist (lowercase)

       %ts    track artist sortname

       %tS    track artist sortname (lowercase)

       %td    track duration

       %te    track elapsed time

       Variables can be combined using quotes. For example "%tn %aa %tt", will  print  the  track
       number followed by the artist and the title of the track.


       This  manual  page  was written by Sven Arvidsson <>, for the Debian system (but
       may be used by others).