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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]
xmms2d -?
xmms2d -V


XMMS2 is a redesign of the XMMS (http://legacy.xmms2.org) music player. It features a
client-server model, allowing multiple (even simultaneous!) user interfaces, both textual
and graphical. All common audio formats are supported using plugins. On top of this, there
is a flexible 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.


General options
-v, --verbose
Increase verbosity.

-q, --quiet
Decrease verbosity.

-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 xmms2-launcher(1) does.

Allow xmms2d to be run as root.

Getting help
-h, -?, --help
Display basic help information and exit.

-V, --version
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://

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

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