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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
              %comment%       Comment  file  tag  (not   enabled   by   default   in   mpd.conf's
              %composer%     Composer file tag
              %date%         Date file tag
              %disc%         Disc file tag
              %genre%        Genre file tag
              %performer%    Performer 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.

       insert <file>
              The insert command works  similarly  to  add  except  it  adds  song(s)  after  the
              currently playing one, rather than at the end.

       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 [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.

       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.

       mv, 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  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).

       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 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.

              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.


       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


       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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