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playerctl MPRIS command-line controller and library
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Port Added: 2020-06-05 16:12:24
Last Update: 2022-09-07 21:58:51
Commit Hash: fb16dfe
Also Listed In: audio
License: LGPL3+
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
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  1. @ldconfig
  2. /usr/local/share/licenses/playerctl-2.3.1_1/
  3. /usr/local/share/licenses/playerctl-2.3.1_1/LICENSE
  4. /usr/local/share/licenses/playerctl-2.3.1_1/LGPL3+
  5. bin/playerctl
  6. bin/playerctld
  7. include/playerctl/playerctl-enum-types.h
  8. include/playerctl/playerctl-player-manager.h
  9. include/playerctl/playerctl-player-name.h
  10. include/playerctl/playerctl-player.h
  11. include/playerctl/playerctl-version.h
  12. include/playerctl/playerctl.h
  13. @comment lib/girepository-1.0/Playerctl-2.0.typelib
  14. lib/libplayerctl.a
  15. lib/
  16. lib/
  17. lib/
  18. libdata/pkgconfig/playerctl.pc
  19. man/man1/playerctl.1.gz
  20. share/bash-completion/completions/playerctl.bash
  21. share/dbus-1/services/org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.playerctld.service
  22. @comment share/gir-1.0/Playerctl-2.0.gir
  23. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/PlayerctlPlayer.html
  24. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/PlayerctlPlayerManager.html
  25. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/annotation-glossary.html
  26. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/api-index-full.html
  27. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/ch01.html
  28. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/deprecated-api-index.html
  29. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/home.png
  30. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/index.html
  31. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/left-insensitive.png
  32. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/left.png
  33. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/object-tree.html
  34. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/playerctl-playerctl-player-name.html
  35. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/playerctl.devhelp2
  36. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/right-insensitive.png
  37. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/right.png
  38. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/style.css
  39. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/up-insensitive.png
  40. share/gtk-doc/html/playerctl/up.png
  41. share/zsh/site-functions/_playerctl
  42. @owner
  43. @group
  44. @mode
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  • playerctl>0:multimedia/playerctl
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cd /usr/ports/multimedia/playerctl/ && make install clean
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  2. : devel/gettext-runtime
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07 Sep 2022 21:58:51
commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash:fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4 files touched by this commit
Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Remove WWW entries moved into port Makefiles

Commit b7f05445c00f has added WWW entries to port Makefiles based on
WWW: lines in pkg-descr files.

This commit removes the WWW: lines of moved-over URLs from these
pkg-descr files.

Approved by:		portmgr (tcberner)
07 Sep 2022 21:10:59
commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash:b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52 files touched by this commit
Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Add WWW entries to port Makefiles

It has been common practice to have one or more URLs at the end of the
ports' pkg-descr files, one per line and prefixed with "WWW:". These
URLs should point at a project website or other relevant resources.

Access to these URLs required processing of the pkg-descr files, and
they have often become stale over time. If more than one such URL was
present in a pkg-descr file, only the first one was tarnsfered into
the port INDEX, but for many ports only the last line did contain the
port specific URL to further information.

There have been several proposals to make a project URL available as
a macro in the ports' Makefiles, over time.
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20 Jul 2022 14:22:30
commit hash:63f36d326290febc7af8820d7bde9c78cda71c80commit hash:63f36d326290febc7af8820d7bde9c78cda71c80commit hash:63f36d326290febc7af8820d7bde9c78cda71c80 files touched by this commit
Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
multimedia: remove 'Created by' lines

A big Thank You to the original contributors of these ports:

  *  Aaron LI <>
  *  Alexander Botero-Lowry <>
  *  Alexander Logvinov <>
  *  Alexey Dokuchaev <>
  *  Anders Nordby <>
  *  Andrew Pantyukhin <>
  *  Andrew Thompson <>
  *  Andrew Thompson <>
  *  Angel Carpintero <>
  *  Anish Mistry (with help from mean)
  *  Anonymous <>
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06 Apr 2021 14:31:07
commit hash:305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344ebcommit hash:305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344ebcommit hash:305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344eb files touched by this commit
Mathieu Arnold (mat) search for other commits by this committer
Remove # $FreeBSD$ from Makefiles.
14 Feb 2021 07:00:52
Revision:565206Original commit files touched by this commit
tcberner search for other commits by this committer
multimedia/playerctl: rename option 'DOC' to 'DOCS'

PR:		253493
Submitted by:	Aaron LI <>  (maintainer)
10 Feb 2021 17:53:50
Revision:564890Original commit files touched by this commit
tcberner search for other commits by this committer
multimedia/playerctl: update to 2.3.1


PR:		 249480
Submitted by:	Aaron LI <>
Approved by: (maintainer)
06 Jun 2020 05:44:13
Revision:538075Original commit files touched by this commit
linimon search for other commits by this committer
Add USE_CSTD=c99 to fix build on GCC-based systems:

  ../playerctl/playerctl-player.c:930: error: 'for' loop initial declaration
used outside C99 mode

Approved by:	portmgr (tier-2 blanket)
05 Jun 2020 16:12:19
Revision:538031Original commit files touched by this commit
bapt search for other commits by this committer
New port multimedia/playerctl

Playerctl is a command-line utility and library for controlling media players
that implement the MPRIS D-Bus Interface Specification. Playerctl makes it easy
to bind player actions, such as play and pause, to media keys. You can also get
metadata about the playing track such as the artist and title for integration
into statusline generators or other command-line tools.

For more advanced users, Playerctl provides an introspectable library available
in your favorite scripting language that allows more detailed control like the
ability to subscribe to media player events or get metadata such as artist and
title for the playing track.


PR:		246212
Submitted by:	Aaron LI <>

Number of commits found: 8