XMMS2D(1) General Commands Manual XMMS2D(1)
xmms2d - XMMS2 daemon which handles the playback of music and storage of music metadata
xmms2d [-v|-q] [-p dir] [-o plugin] [-i url] [-c file] [-s fd] [--yes-run-as-root]
XMMS2 is a redesign of the XMMS (http://legacy.xmms2.org) music player. It features a client-server model, allowing multiple (even simulta-
neous!) user interfaces, both textual and graphical. All common audio formats are supported using plugins. On top of this, there is a flex-
ible media library to organise your music.
xmms2d is the daemon through which XMMS2 clients playback and manage music. A client library provided allows third parties to easily write
XMMS2 clients, especially using the Python and Ruby bindings.
xmms2d uses a three part method to playback music. Music is accessed from disk or network using a transport plugin, the data is then passed
on to a decoder plugin which decodes the audio into a form that can be played back by an output plugin.
-p dir, --plugindir=dir
Use plugin directory dir.
-o plugin, --output=plugin
Use output plugin plugin.
-i url, --ipc-socket=url
Listen to socket at url. Multiple sockets can be specified separated by ;-characters. See section IPC SOCKET.
-c file, --conf=file
Use configuration file file.
-s fd, --status-fd=fd
Write to filedescriptor fd when started. This can be used to wait until inter-process communication (IPC) is up, as for instance
Allow xmms2d to be run as root.
-h, -?, --help
Display basic help information and exit.
Display version information.
XMMS2 clients use IPC sockets to communicate with xmms2d. These IPC sockets are specified in an URL based format with three possible
transport methods: unix, tcp, and tcp6.
The TCP methods allow clients to connect over IPv4 and IPv6 to xmms2d and therefore allow remote control of XMMS2. A typical IPC socket url
using TCP is tcp://127.0.0.1:9667.
The UNIX transport method is for local clients only and creates a file through which XMMS2 clients can access xmms2d. A typical IPC socket
path using the UNIX transport is unix:///tmp/xmms-ipc-foobar.
Below CONFDIR is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/xmms2 on UNIX if the XDG_CONFIG_HOME-environment variable is set. Otherwise it is $HOME/.config/xmms2
(UNIX except Darwin), or $HOME/Library/xmms2 (Darwin). On Win32 it is %APPDATA%/xmms2.
An XML formatted configuration file that allows changing the settings of xmms2d.
A directory populated with programs that are run when xmms2d is executed. An alternative location can be specified in the configu-
A directory populated with programs that are run when xmms2d is shutdown correctly. An alternative location can be specified in the
An sqlite3(1) database that includes information about each song that has been added the the XMMS2 media library. An alternative
location can be specified in the configuration file.
A directory that contains files with binary data entrusted to the XMMS2 media library, such as cover art. An alternative location
can be specified in the configuration file.
The typical location for the UNIX IPC Socket. Here USER is the name of the user that executed xmms2d.
The path where the XMMS2 configuration files and resources are located.
The url of the first socket that xmms2d listens to. This environment variable is set for programs in the startup and shutdown direc-
A ;-seperated list of paths to which xmms2d listens. This environment variable is set for programs in the startup and shutdown
xmms2(1), xmms2-launcher(1), http://xmms2.org/.
The XMMS2 Project was started by Tobias Rundstrom and Anders Waldenborg. It is developed by a small group of contributers from all over the
This manual page was originally written by Alexander Botero-Lowry <email@example.com>. It was reformatted and slightly extended by Erik