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📅 2014-Aug-22 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

CMUS is a popular music player for the console. The reason I turned to it is because it uses the familiar Vi key bindings for most of its operations.

To install cmus:

$ sudo apt install cmus

The CMUS interface can be quite confusing to understand at first. It is highly recommended to read the short tutorial before using it:

$ man cmus-tutorial

For more information about its operation:

$ man cmus

Some common operations I use in CMUS:

One feature from MOC that I miss in CMUS is I would like it to keep playing in the background after I quit it. This is not possible in CMUS. Instead, what I do is that I launch CMUS in real terminal Ctrl + Alt + F1 and switch back to Ctrl + Alt + F7 for my work.

Tried with: CMUS 2.5.0 and Ubuntu 14.04