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MOC(1)			       Music On	Console				MOC(1)

       MOC - Console audio player

       mocp [OPTIONS] [FILE|DIR	...]

       MOC is a	console	audio player with simple ncurses interface.  It	sup-
       ports OGG, WAV, MP3 and other formats.  Just run	mocp, go to some
       directory using the menu	and press enter	to start playing the file.
       The program will	automatically play the rest of the files in the	direc-

       With no options and no file arguments the program begins	in current
       directory, or in	MusicDir if the	StartInMusicDir	option is set in the
       configuration file.  If you give	a directory on the command line, MOC
       will try	to go there.  If a playlist is given, then it is loaded.  With
       multiple	files, playlists or directories, everything will be added to
       the playlist recursively	(including the contents	of any playlist
       given).	(Note that relative paths in playlists are resolved with
       respect to the directory	of the playlist, or of the symlink being used
       to reference it.)

       If an option can	also be	set in the configuration file the command line
       overrides it (but see the -O option for the list-valued configuration
       options exception).

       -D, --debug
	      Run MOC in debug mode.  The client and server log	a lot of
	      information to debug files.  Don't use this; the server log is
	      large.  This is only available if	MOC was	compiled without

       -S, --server
	      Run only the server and exit.

       -F, --foreground
	      Implies -S.  Run the server in foreground	and log	everything to

       -R NAME[:...], --sound-driver NAME[:...]
	      Use the specified	sound driver(s).  They can be OSS, ALSA, JACK,
	      SNDIO or null (for debugging).  Some of the drivers may not have
	      been compiled in.	 This option is	called SoundDriver in the con-
	      figuration file.

       -m, --music-dir
	      Start in MusicDir	(set in	the configuration file).  This can be
	      also set in the configuration file as StartInMusicDir.

       -q, --enqueue
	      Add files	given after command line options to the	queue.	Don't
	      start the	interface.

       -a, --append
	      Append files, directories	(recursively) and playlists given
	      after command line options to the	playlist.  Don't start the

       -c, --clear
	      Clear the	playlist.

       -p, --play
	      Start playing from the first item	on the playlist.

       -f, --next
	      Request playing the next song from the server's playlist.

       -r, --previous
	      Request playing the previous song	from the server's playlist.

       -s, --stop
	      Request the server to stop playing.

       -x, --exit
	      Bring down the server.

       -P, --pause
	      Request the server to pause playing.

       -U, --unpause
	      Request the server to resume playing when	paused.

       -G, --toggle-pause
	      Toggle between play and pause.

       -k [+|-]N, --seek [+|-]N
	      Seek forward (positive) or backward (negative) by	N seconds in
	      the file currently being played.

       -T THEME, --theme THEME
	      Use a theme file.	 If the	path is	not absolute, the file will be
	      searched for in /usr/share/moc/themes/ (depends on installation
	      prefix), ~/.moc/themes/ and the current directory.

       -C FILE,	--config FILE
	      Use the specified	configuration file instead of the default.  As
	      this file	can specify commands which invoke other	applications
	      MOC will refuse to start if it is	not owned by either root or
	      the current user,	or if it is writable by	anyone other than its

       -O NAME[+]=VALUE, --set-option NAME[+]=VALUE
	      Override configuration option NAME with VALUE.  This option can
	      be repeated as many times	as needed and the option name is not
	      case sensitive.  Most option values are set before the configu-
	      ration file is processed (which allows the new values to be
	      picked up	by substitutions); however, list-valued	options	are
	      overridden afterwards (which gives the choice of whether the
	      configured values	are replaced or	added to).

	      See the example configuration file (config.example) for a
	      description of the options available.

	      Examples:	-O AutoNext=no
			-O messagelingertime=1 -O XTerms+=xxt:xwt

	      Note that	MOC does not perform variable substitution as it does
	      for values read from the configuration file.

       -M DIR, --moc-dir DIR
	      Use the specified	MOC directory instead of the default.  This
	      also causes the configuration file from that directory to	be
	      used.  This can also be specified	in the configuration file
	      using the	MOCDir option.

       -y, --sync
	      This copy	of the interface will synchronize its playlist with
	      other clients.  This option is called SyncPlaylist in the	con-
	      figuration file.

       -n, --nosync
	      This copy	of the interface will not synchronize its playlist
	      with other clients (see above).

       -A, --ascii
	      Use ASCII	characters to draw lines.  (This helps on some termi-

       -i, --info
	      Print the	information about the file currently being played.

	      Print information	about the file currently being played using a
	      format string.  Replace string sequences with the	actual infor-

		       %state	  State
		       %file	  File
		       %title	  Title
		       %artist	  Artist
		       %song	  SongTitle
		       %album	  Album
		       %tt	  TotalTime
		       %tl	  TimeLeft
		       %ts	  TotalSec
		       %ct	  CurrentTime
		       %cs	  CurrentSec
		       %b	  Bitrate
		       %r	  Rate

	      It is also possible to use variables from	the FormatString con-
	      figuration file option.

       -e, --recursively
	      Alias of -a for backward compatibility.

       -h, --help
	      Print a list of options with short descriptions and exit.

       -V, --version
	      Print the	program	version	and exit.

       -v [+|-]N, --volume [+|-]N
	      Adjust the mixer volume.	You can	set (-v	50) or adjust (-v +10,
	      -v -10).

       -t OPTION[,...],	--toggle OPTION[,...]
       -o OPTION[,...],	--on OPTION[,...]
       -u OPTION[,...],	--off OPTION[,...]
	      Followed by a list of identifiers, these will control MOC's
	      playlist options.	 Valid identifiers are shuffle,	repeat and
	      autonext.	 They can be shortened to 's', 'r' and 'n' respec-

	      Example: -t shuffle,r,n
		       would toggle shuffle, repeat and	autonext all at	once.

       -j N{s|%}, --jump N{s|%}
	      Jump to some position in the current file.  N is the number of
	      seconds (when followed by	an 's')	or the percent of total	file
	      time (when followed by a '%').

	      Examples:	-j 10s,	-j 50%

       ~/.moc MOC directory for	the configuration file,	socket,	the pid	file
	      and other	data.

	      Configuration file for MOC.  The format is very simple; to see
	      how to use it look at the	example	configuration file (con-
	      fig.example) distributed with the	program.  The example file
	      fully describes all the configuration options, and so is a use-
	      ful reference when using the -O option.  As this file can	spec-
	      ify commands which invoke	other applications MOC will refuse to
	      start if it is not owned by either root or the current user, or
	      if it is writable	by anyone other	than its owner.

	      Default directories for the theme	files.

	      Default directories for the audio	decoder	plugins.

	      Client and server	log files.  These files	are created in the
	      directory	in which the client and	server are started.  (Also see
	      the -D option.)

       Command line options that affect	the server behaviour (like
       --sound-driver) are ignored if the server is already running at the
       time of executing mocp.	The user is not	warned about this.


       Damian Pietras	  <>
       MOC Maintainer(s)  <>

Version	2.5.2		       16 November 2016				MOC(1)


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