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cmus is an ncurses-based music player for Linux
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Views

1
Tree list (artis­t/a­lbum)
2
Track list
3
Playlist
4
Play Queue
5
File browser
6
Library filters
7
Settings

Controls

x
Play track
v
Stop
c
Pause
b
Next track
z
Previous track
If I'm moving between the tree or sorted list to the playlist or play queue, I use b to switch to the next track, then x to play that track, and then the playlist or play queue will start.

Library mainte­nance

:add dir/file
Add files to library
:clear -l
Empty the library
:updat­e-cache
Update the library

Exit

:quit
Leave
:quit -i
Ask before leaving
q
Same as :quit -i
 

Tree Library / Track Library

1
Switch to tree library
2
Switch to track library
/exp
Search for exp
n
Search forwards
N
Search backwards

Playlist

3
Switch to playlist
:clear -p
Clear the current playlist
:load -p name
Load a playlist
:save -p name
Save the current playlist
y
Add track to playlist

Play Queue

4
Switch to play queue
:tqueue nn
Add nn tracks to queue
:lqueue nn
Add nn albums to queue
:clear -q
Clear play queue
e
Append track to queue
E
Prepend track to queue

Filters

6
Switch to filters
:factivate name
Apply filter
:fset name=exp
Create filter
:filter exp
Use filter without save
 

In View

p
Move track up
P
move track down
D
delete track
g
Top of list
G
Bottom of list

Play Modes

C
Toggle continue
m
Toggle all/ar­tis­t/album
M
Toggle librar­y/p­laylist
o
Toggle librar­y/s­ort­ed-­library
r
Toggle repeat
^R
Toggle repeat current
s
Toggle shuffle
t
Toggle remaining time

Sorting

Artist
:set lib_sort albuma­rtist date album discnumber trackn­umber
Album
:set lib_sort album discnumber trackn­umber
I like to view the music in several specific ways. Normally, by artist and album. Sometimes, by album (looking for those big compil­ation sets). Switch to view 2, then enter these lib_sort commands.

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