draai - manage playlists and play audio files
draai [option [option ...]] command [track [track ...] | tracknumber
Draai is a wrapper around mpc, making playing music from the commandline more
enjoyable. mpc is a client for MPD, the Music Player Daemon. Using draai, one
can play an audiofile (ogg, mp3, flac, whatever your MPD offers), play all
files in a predefined playlist, view details on current, past and future
playing songs, skip to the next song, etc.
Run "draai init" to get started using draai the way the author likes
it. Then, open another terminal window and run e.g. $ draai listall |
dr_permutate | draai add; draai play to build a current playlist and start
playing it. Other ways of using draai are possible, see below.
Play music: the files given as args and playlists passed via --playlist.
Run watch(1) on "draai peek".
Start a bunch of X terminals setting up some draai jobs: tail, logtail, watch,
Reschedule listed tracknumbers as upcoming tracks. Last arguments should be the
positions of tracks to be put on the guestlist, not filenames.
Reschedule listed tracknumbers to end of playlist.
Add file(s) (given either as args or on stdin) to playlist and schedule it as
upcoming track. You probably want to have 'draai insert' read from a pipe fed
by 'draai search'.
Move tracknumber to tracknumber given as last argument.
Move tracknumber to position one and immediately start playing it. Typically
used to deal with radiostations in playlist.
Search for substrings in all song tag types (artist, title, comment, filename,
...). Similar to 'mpc search any <query>'. You'll typically want to pipe
this commands output to e.g. 'draai insert'.
Print information about track when it starts playing, similar to tail -f on a
Run tail(1) on system log file.
List current playlist.
Show status of current song, and show upcoming $peek FIXME tracks.
Send raw information from tail to syslog. You likely want to run "draai
syslog" in the background.
Skip this track, start playing the next one now.
Run this if unwanted silence pops up during a playing session (for now, it runs
draai --sloppy skip).
Delete track(s) from current playlist. Last arguments should be _positions_ of
tracks to be removed, not filename. If no position is given, deletes upcoming
track from playlist.
Seek forward in current track.
Shuffle the playlist. By default, this task is delegated to dr_unsort(1).
However, if draai runs in "sloppy" or in "native shuffle"
mode, then mpc native shuffling is done (by calling "mpc shuffle").
Draai runs in "sloppy" mode when the DR_SLOPPY environment variable
is set, or when the --sloppy option is passed. Draai runs in "native
shuffle" mode when the DR_SHUFFLE_NATIVE environment variable is set.
List all files as served by music database.
Add file(s) (given either as args or on stdin) to playlist. You probably want to
have 'draai add' read from a pipe fed by e.g. 'draai listall' or 'draai
Be very verbose.
Playlist file; option can be supplied more than once. To be used with command
Do not shuffle tracks and leave random mode untouched (default is: do shuffle
and disable random mode). See also the script dr_unsort.
Print raw stuff, suitable for postprocessing (if combined with tail, peek or
Do not try hard to make everything sound smooth. If combined with skip: risk a
squeak on old hardware.
If combined with commands quit or draai: time at which to quit or start.
Schedule all tracks containing the string 'delia gone' in title, artist, comment
or any other tag for playing, after current song has finished: draai search
'delia gone' | draai insert.
Run grep DR_ `which draai` to find out about environment variables honored by
draai. It honors: booleans: DR_DEBUG and DR_SHUFFLE, DR_TIMESTAMP, DR_RAW and
DR_SLOPPY ; strings: DR_WATCH ; integers: DR_CROSSFADE, DR_PEEK and DR_SEEK as
well as DR_FADEOUT_STEP, DR_FADEOUT_REPEAT, and DR_FADEOUT_SLEEP and
DR_VOLUME_STEP ; and some more strings: DR_SYSLOG_FILE, DR_SYSLOG_FACILITY and
DR_SYSLOG_LEVEL . For now, see the draai code for what it all means.
All configuration variables (see ENVIRONMENT) can be set in ~/.draai/rc. This
rc-file is sourced as a shell script. If you'd like to set the syslog
facility, set syslog_facility
(overruled by DR_SYSLOG_FACILITY). If
you'd like to set the watch programma, set watch
Lots of alternatives for draai exist. One is "herrie", by Ed Schouten
and Martijn van den Dungen, see http://freshmeat.net/projects/herrie/.
Draai is (C) 2000-2013 Joost van Baal-Ilić <email@example.com>.
Draai is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License, as published by the Free Software
Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
version. This program is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. You should have
received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with draai. If not,
Joost van Baal-Ilić <firstname.lastname@example.org>