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A script that allows you to creates smart playlists, using various criteria to match track attributes (available matchers are regex, timestamp and time-delta).
Usage: mpdspl.py [options] Playlist ruleset: Each ruleset is made of several rules, separated by commas. Each rule is made of a keyword, an operator, a value to match surrounded by delimiters, and several optional flags influencing the match. There are 3 types of rules, each defined by a specific delimiter: '@' -> Match according to a timestamp, for instance: before 2010-01-02 --> <@2010-01-02@ after 2009-12-20 --> >@2009-12-20@ on 2009-11-18 --> =@2009-11-18@ '%' -> Match according to a timedelta, for instance: in the last 3 days --> <%3days% before last month --> >%1month% 3 years ago --> =%3years% '/' -> Search according to a regex, for instance: contains foo --> =/foo/ contains bar, case-insensitive --> =/bar/i These available keywords are: fp/file : file full path le/Time : track duration (in seconds) ye/Date : track year al/Album : album tn/Track : track number mt/mtime : file modification time ge/Genre : genre ar/Artist : artist ra/Rating : track rating ti/Title : title fn/key : file name For example, a rule for all tracks by 'Fred' or 'George', which have a title containing (case-insensitive) 'the' and 'and', which don't include the word 'when' (case-insensitive), and whose modification time was in the last 3 days would be written: ar=/(Fred|George)/ ti=/(the.*and|and.*the)/i ti=/when/i mt<%3days% Notes: Paths specified in the MPD config file containing a '~' will have the '~'s replaced by the user MPD runs as.. Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -f, --force-update Force an update of the cache file and any playlists -C FILE, --cache-file=FILE Location of the cache file -D DIR, --data-dir=DIR Location of the data directory (where we save playlist info) -d FILE, --database-file=FILE Location of the MPD database file -s FILE, --sticker-file=FILE Location of the MPD sticker file( holding ratings) -c FILE, --config-file=FILE Location of the MPD config file -p DIR, --playlist-dir=DIR Location of the MPD playlist directory -u USER, --user=USER User MPD runs as -n NAME 'RULESET', --new-playlist=NAME 'RULESET' Create a new playlist -o, --output-only Only print the final track list to STDOUT