audtty - Control Audacious from the command line with a friendly
audtty [<-|+>ahlntV] [ options ]
audtty is a simple application for controlling Audacious from the
command line. It is designed to make common, simple tasks fast and
easy to do. It is operated using arrow keys and standard Audacious
keys, to make it easy and intuitive to learn.
To negate a short option, use ’+’ instead of ’-’ (e.g. +a).
Long-options are negated with no-, (e.g. --no-read-all).
The keys for basic control are as follows:
| << > || o >> |
z x c v b
Read all titles and lengths on startup (EXTREMELY SLOW) (default
Print help message.
Show length of track in playlist (SLOW) (default on).
Show numbers in playlist (default on).
Read the title from ID3/ogg-tags (SLOW) (default on).
Display version information.
Tip: Things going slow? Try audtty -ntl
Skip forward/backward 5 seconds.
Move up/down in the playlist or search results.
Scroll up/down one page in the playlist or search results.
Enter Select and play file.
Esc Exit from application, or, if in other dialog, go to main view.
0 or + Increase volume.
9 or - Decrease volume.
a Open a file browser window.
b Jump to next song.
d Remove currently selected item from playlist.
j Search for file to jump to.
L Add URI to playlist.
q Exit from application.
R Reload playlist.
u Save playlist.
z Jump to previuos song
Enter Will either add the current selection if it is a file, or change
directories if it is a directory.
a or A Will add selected file or directory to the playlist.
q or Esc
Exit back to the main playlist window.
Global configuration file.
Local configuration file, specific for each user. Can be used to
override the global options.
The syntax of the configuration files are long options without the
’--’, one on each line.
The xmms remote controlling library provides no good way of detecting
changes in the playlist, and therefore audtty might need to be told to
reload the playlist if songs are moved. Do so by pressing L. If the
length of the playlist changes, audtty will assume the playlist has
changed and reload the entire playlist to make sure it is correct.
Probably lots more.
See /usr/share/doc/audtty/copyright for the list of authors.
The audtty website can be found at <http://audacious-media-
This man page was originally written by Knut Auvor Grythe
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Updated by Chris Taylor <email@example.com>.