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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


              Configure  the  format  of  song  display  for  status  and  the
              playlist.   The  metadata  delimiters  are "%name%", "%artist%",
              "%album%", "%title%", "%track%", "%time%", and "%file%".  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 sequences:
              \\ - 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 commands.

              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 compile-time.

              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 compile-time.


       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.

              Show the currently playing song

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

       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

              If  you  specify  a  list  of  events,  only  these  events  are

       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

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

       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

       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 music directory for updates if no <path> is specified.  If
              one or more <path>’s are specified, scans only those path’s  for
              updates.  Can take input from a pipe.

              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.


       For useful examples of  mpc  use  in  playlist  parsing,  see  mpd-m3u- 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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