audacious - an advanced audio player.

audacious [option ...] [file ...]

Audacious is a free advanced audio player for Linux and many other UNIX-compatible systems. It focuses on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats. It was originally based on Beep Media Player, which was in turn based on XMMS.

Show a brief list of options.

Add the files on the command line to the current playlist but do not start playback.
Add the files on the command line to the ``Now Playing'' playlist and start playback.

Start playback. If paused, playback will resume from the same point. If already active and not paused, it will restart from the beginning of the song.
Pause playback, or resume if already paused.
Equivalent to --pause if playback is active, otherwise --play.
Stop playback.
Skip to the previous song in the playlist.
Skip to the next song in the playlist.

Show the Audacious window if it is hidden and bring it to the top.
Show the Jump to Song window.
Start in command-line mode; i.e., without any graphical user interface.
Exit as soon as playback stops, or immediately if there is nothing to play.
Print version information and exit.
Print debugging output while running (may be used twice for even more output).
Starts a new instance. The second instance started may be controlled with audtool -2, the third with audtool -3, etc. (up to 9 instances).

Control + Return Play
Space, Control + , Pause
Control + . Stop
Alt + Up Previous song
Alt + Down Next song
Right arrow Seek forward (by default 5 seconds)
Left arrow Seek backward (by default 5 seconds)
Escape Scroll to current song
Control + a Select all songs in playlist
Shift + Control + a Cancel selection
Control + + (plus) Increase volume 5 percent
Control + - (minus) Decrease volume 5 percent
Control + s Toggle shuffle
Control + r Toggle repeat
Control + n Toggle advancing in playlist
Control + m Toggle stopping after current song
Control + e Display Equalizer
Control + y Display Search Tool
Control + i Display Song Information dialog
Control + k Display Jump to Time dialog
Control + j Display Jump to Song dialog
Control + p Display Playlist Manager dialog
Control + u Display Queue Manager dialog
Control + o Display Open Files dialog
Shift + Control + o Display Add Files dialog
Control + l Display Open URL dialog
Shift + Control + l Display Add URL dialog

~/.config/audacious/config, ~/.config/audacious-2/config, etc.
Configuration file for each Audacious instance.
~/.config/audacious/playlists, ~/.config/audacious-2/playlists, etc.
Folders in which playlists are stored.
~/.local/share/audacious/Skins, share/audacious/Skins
Default locations where Audacious should look for skin files.

Colon separated list of paths where Audacious should look for skin files.
Tar command supporting GNU tar style decompression. Used for unpacking gzip and bzip2 compressed skins. Default is tar.
Command for decompressing zip files (skins). Default is unzip.


May 2016 Version 4.3.1