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       mpc - Program for controlling Music Player Daemon (MPD)


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


       mpc  is  a client for MPD, the Music Player Daemon.  mpc 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').


              Configure  the  format  of  song display for status and the playlist.  The metadata
              delimiters are:

              %name%         Unknown (doesn't produce output)
              %artist%       Artist file tag
              %album%        Album file tag
              %albumartist%  Album Artist file tag
              %composer%     Composer file tag
              %title%        Title file tag
              %track%        Track file tag
              %time%         Duration of file
              %file%         Path of file, relative to mpd's `music_directory` variable
              %position%     Playlist track number

              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

              \\ - backslash
              \a - alert
              \b - backspace
              \t - tab
              \n - newline
              \v - vertical tab
              \f - form-feed
              \r - carriage return

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

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

              Verbose output.

              The host to connect to; if  not  given,  the  value  of  the  environment  variable
              MPD_HOST is checked before defaulting to localhost.  This default can be changed at

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

              If you specify an absolute path, mpc attempts a connection via Unix Domain Socket.

              The port to connect to; if  not  given,  the  value  of  the  environment  variable
              MPD_PORT  is  checked  before  defaulting  to 6600.  This default can be changed at


       add <file>
              Adds a song from the music database to the  playlist.  Can  also  read  input  from
              pipes. Use "mpc ls | mpc add" to add all files to the playlist.

       clear  Empties playlist.

       crop   Remove all songs except for the currently playing song.

       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.

       crossfade [<seconds>]
              Gets and  sets  the  current  amount  of  crossfading  between  songs  (0  disables

       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 tags and
              restores the previous value of crossfade).

       del <songpos>
              Removes a playlist number from the playlist. Can also  read  input  from  pipes  (0
              deletes the current playing song).

       disable <output #>
              Disables the output, number is required.

       enable <output #>
              Enables the output, number is required.

       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.

       listall [<file>]
              Lists <file> from playlist. If no <file> is specified, lists all songs.

       load <file>
              Loads <file> as playlist.

       ls [<directory>]
              Lists all files/folders in <directory>. If no <directory> is specified,  lists  all
              files in music directory.

              Lists available playlists.

       move <from> <to>
              Moves song at position <from> to the position <to> in the playlist.

       next   Starts playing next song on playlist.

              Lists all available outputs

       pause  Pauses playing.

       play <position>
              Starts playing the song-number specified. If none is specified, plays number 1.

              Prints entire playlist.

       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.

       consume <on|off>
              Toggle consume mode if state ("on" or "off") is not specified.

       rm <file>
              Deletes a specific playlist.

       save <file>
              Saves playlist as <file>.

       search <type> <query> [<type> <query>]...
              Searches  for  songs  where  all of the given tag <type>s match the given <query>s.
              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).

       find <type> <query> [<type> <query>]...
              Same as search, but match <query>s exactly.

       findadd <type> <query> [<type> <query>]...
              Same as find, but add the result to the current playlist 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.

       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.

              Shuffles all songs on the playlist.

       stats  Displays statistics about MPD.

       stop   Stops playing.

       toggle Toggles between play and pause. If stopped starts playing. Does not  support  start
              playing at song number (use play).

       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.

              Reports the version of MPD.

       volume [+-]<num>
              Sets the volume to <num> (0-100).  If "+" or "-"  is  used,  then  it  adjusts  the
              volume relative to the current volume.


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

              Specifies the hostname of the mpd server.  This can be a hostname, IP address or an
              absolute path.  If it is an absolute path, mpc will use Unix Domain Sockets instead
              of TCP/IP.

              If the server requires a password, it can be specified using password@host  in  the
              MPD_HOST variable.

              Specifies the port the mpd server is listening on.


       For  useful  examples of mpc use in playlist parsing, see and mpd-pls-


       Report bugs on


       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).





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