mediatomb - UPnP MediaServer
mediatomb [-i IP address ] [-e interface ] [-p port ] [-c config file ]
[-d] [-m home dir ] [-f config dir ] [-P PID file ]
[-u user ] [-g group ] [-a path ] [-l logfile ] [-D]
[--compile-info] [--version] [-h]
This manual page describes the command line parameters for MediaTomb.
For a detailed documentation please see the README file which is
distributed with MediaTomb or visit http://mediatomb.cc/.
The server will bind to the given IP address, currently we can not
bind to multiple interfaces so binding to 0.0.0.0 will not be
The server will bind to the given network interface, currently we
can only bind to one interface at a time.
Specify the server port that will be used for the web user
interface, for serving media and for UPnP requests, minimum allowed
value is 49152. If this option is omitted a default port will be
chosen, however, in this case it is possible that the port will
change upon server restart.
By default MediaTomb will search for a file named "config.xml" in
the ~/.mediatomb directory. This option allows you to specify a
config file by the name and location of your choice. The file name
must be absolute.
Run the server in background, MediaTomb will shutdown on SIGTERM,
SIGINT and restart on SIGHUP.
Specify an alternative home directory. By default MediaTomb will
try to retrieve the users home directory from the environment, then
it will look for a .mediatomb directory in users home. If
.mediatomb was found we will try to find the default configuration
file (config.xml), if not found we will create both, the .mediatomb
directory and the default config file.
This option is useful in two cases: when the home directory can not
be retrieved from the environment (in this case you could also use
-c to point MediaTomb to your configuration file or when you want
to create a new configuration in a non standard location (for
example, when setting up daemon mode). In the latter case you can
combine this parameter with the parameter described in Section 5.6,
The default configuration directory is combined out of the users
home and the default that equals to .mediatomb, this option allows
you to override the default directory naming. This is useful when
you want to setup the server in a nonstandard location, but want
that the default configuration to be written by the server.
Specify a file that will hold the server process ID, the filename
must be absolute.
Run MediaTomb under the specified user name, this is especially
useful in combination with the daemon mode.
Run MediaTomb under the specified group, this is especially useful
in combination with the daemon mode.
Add the specified directory or file name to the database without UI
interaction. The path must be absolute, if path is a directory then
it will be added recursively. If path is a file, then only the
given file will be imported.
Do not output log messages to stdout, but redirect everything to a
Enable debug log output.
Print the configuration summary (used libraried and enabled
features) and exit.
Print version information and exit.
Print a summary about the available command line options.
Copyright (C) 2005 Gena Batsyan, Sergey Bostandzhyan
Copyright (C) 2006-2008 Gena Batsyan, Sergey Bostandzhyan, Leonhard
This manual page is part of MediaTomb.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as
published by the Free Software Foundation.