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triggering plugin from keystroke

Added by Frans Oliehoek 4 months ago

Hi all,

I am trying to do something super simple, but am struggling nevertheless. Hope you might be able to help:

I'm trying to get audacious to output the filename of the currently playing song to the terminal via a keystroke. (Such that I can easily select candidate tracks for a small playlist while randomly jumping through a big playlist).

I copied and mutilated the "Delete files" plugin to a "Dump Filename" plugin. This works, but still requires me to right click-> services -> "dump selected file names".

Can I avoid this clicking and associate this with a keypress?

(I looked at the hotkey plugin, but it does not offer the option of selecting arbitrary plugins to run. I tried having a look at how aosd is called, but ran into a wall trying to understand the exact form the hook mechanism takes).

Any advice is welcome!

Best,
-Frans


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RE: triggering plugin from keystroke - Added by Thomas Lange 4 months ago

You can use audtool (shipped with Audacious) to query the file name and print it to the terminal.
See audtool --help for all the supported commands, what you are looking for is probably "current-song-filename".

I hope that helps.

RE: triggering plugin from keystroke - Added by Frans Oliehoek 4 months ago

yes... that works alright! ;-)

Thanks!
-Frans

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