audtty - Control Audacious from the command line with a friendly ncurses
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
- -a, --read-all
- Read all titles and lengths on startup (EXTREMELY SLOW)
- -h, --help
- Print help message.
- -l, --length
- Show length of track in playlist (SLOW) (default on).
- -n, --numbers
- Show numbers in playlist (default on).
- -t, --title
- Read the title from ID3/ogg-tags (SLOW) (default on).
- -V, --version
- Display version information.
Tip: Things going slow? Try audtty -ntl
- Arrow right/left
- Skip forward/backward 5 seconds.
- Arrow up/down
- Move up/down in the playlist or search results.
- Page up/down
- Scroll up/down one page in the playlist or search
- Select and play file.
- Exit from application, or, if in other dialog, go to main
- 0 or +
- Increase volume.
- 9 or -
- Decrease volume.
- Open a file browser window.
- Jump to next song.
- Remove currently selected item from playlist.
- Search for file to jump to.
- Add URI to playlist.
- Exit from application.
- Reload playlist.
- Save playlist.
- Jump to previuos song
- 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
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
This man page was originally written by Knut Auvor Grythe
<email@example.com>. Updated by Chris Taylor