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  • Description: Tiny libnotify client that sits idle and waits until mpd changes song, then displays a libnotify message with the new song details. Designed to emulate similar functionality in banshee/rhythmbox/amarok et al.
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  • Author: Tom Cornall (

If you send an mpdmonitor instance the USR1 signal, it will perform the above without waiting until the current song changes. For instance, I have in my xbindkeysrc the following:

# music notify
"killall -USR1 mpdmonitor"
    m:0x1 + c:180

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