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July 2013

29jul2013 · Summer of Scripts: now-playing

now-playing is the script generating these “now playing”-lines you can find at the bottom of this post, but I also use it to post the currently playing song to IRC, for example.

Thanks to mpd this is really easy. Back when I used OS X, it was a bit more complicated, having to interface with AppleScript (yikes) and so on. I restored it from an old backup:


osascript -e '
tell application "iTunes"
        set theTitle to name of current track
        set theArtist to artist of current track
        return {theArtist,"---", theTitle} as string
end tell'

NP: Toxoplasma—Alles oder nichts

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