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       playerctl - utility to control media players via MPRIS


       playerctl [OPTION] COMMAND


       playerctl is a command line utility to control MPRIS-enabled media players. In addition to
       offering play/pause/stop control, playerctl also offers previous/next track  support,  the
       ability  to seek backward/forward in a track, and volume control.  playerctl also supports
       displaying metadata (e.g. artist/title/album) for  the  current  track,  and  showing  the
       status of the player.

       Players  that can be controlled using playerctl include audacious, cmus, mopidy, mpd, quod
       libet, rhythmbox, vlc and xmms2. However, any player that implements the  MPRIS  interface
       specification should be able to be controlled using playerctl.


       -p, --player=NAME
              The  name  or  comma-separated  list  of  the  players  to  control (default: first
              available player)

       -i, --ignore-player=NAME
              The name or comma-separated list of the players to ignore

       -f, --format=FORMAT
              A format string for printing properties and metadata

       -F, --follow=FORMAT
              Block and output the updated query when it changes

       -l, --list-all
              List the names of running players that can be controlled

       -a, --all-players
              Apply command to all available players

       -h, --help
              Print this help, then exit

       -V, --version
              Print version number, then exit


       status Get the current status of the player

       play   Command the player to play

       pause  Command the player to pause

              Command the player to toggle between play/pause

       stop   Command the player to stop

       next   Command the player to skip to the next track

              Command the player to skip to the previous track

       position [OFFSET][+|-]
              Print the position of the current track in seconds. With OFFSET specified, seek  to
              OFFSET  seconds  from  the  start  of  the  current track.  With the optional [+|-]
              appended, seek forward/backward OFFSET seconds from the current position.

       volume [LEVEL][+|-]
              Print the player's volume scaled from 0.0 (0%) to 1.0 (100%). With LEVEL specified,
              set   the   player's   volume   to   LEVEL.   With  the  optional  [+|-]  appended,
              increase/decrease the player's volume by LEVEL.

       metadata [KEY]
              Print available metadata information for the current track. When KEY is  specified,
              print the value of KEY.

       open [URI]
              Open  the given URI in the player. The URI may be the name of a file or an external

       shuffle [{On|Off}]
              Print the shuffle status of the player. With  the  shuffle  status  specified,  set
              shuffle to either On or Off.

       loop [{None|Track|Playlist}]
              Print  the  loop status of the player. With the loop status specified, set the loop
              status to either None to not loop, Track to loop the current track, or Playlist  to
              loop the current playlist.


       A  format  string can be given with the --format argument to print properties and metadata
       in a particular format. Variable names between curly braces in the form of {{ VARIABLE  }}
       will  be  expanded  to their values. The available variables are the names of the commands
       that print properties or any of the metadata keys that can be  viewed  with  the  metadata
       command. The name of the player is also available with the playerName variable.

       Several  helper  functions  are  available  in the template language to transform expanded
       values which can be called in the  form  {{  HELPER(VARIABLE)  }}.  The  available  helper
       functions are:

       lc     Convert the value to lowercase

       uc     Convert the value to uppercase

              When called on a duration such as position or mpris:length, convert the duration to
              hh:mm:ss form


       To print the player name, playback status in lowercase, and position and length  in  human
       readable form:

              playerctl       metadata       --format       '{{playerName}}:       {{lc(status)}}


       Online API documentation:

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       The latest version of playerctl is available at


       This   manual  page was created by Nick Morrott <> for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system, but may be used by others.


       Copyright © 2014, Tony Crisci.

       This work is made available under the GNU Lesser General Public License 3.0.