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Get the current spotify status from cmd line

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Requires OS level python dbus package:

λ sudo apt install python[3]-dbus


Install with pip:

λ pip install spotify-dbus-status


Enter spotify-dbus-status at the command line:

λ spotify-dbus-status
Flying Lotus - Zodiac Shit - Cosmogramma

The (–all) flag is implicit if nothing is specified:

λ spotify-dbus-status --all
Flying Lotus - Zodiac Shit - Cosmogramma

Get specific data:

λ spotify-dbus-status --album

λ spotify-dbus-status --artist
Flying Lotus

λ spotify-dbus-status --song
Zodiac Shit

Ordered output:

λ spotify-dbus-status --song --artist
Zodiac Shit - Flying Lotus

Custom seperator:

λ spotify-dbus-status --song --album --sep=", "
Zodiac Shit, Cosmogramma

Provide Template string:

λ spotify-dbus-status --template="[Artist: {artist} | Album: {album}]"
[Artist: Flying Lotus | Album: Cosmogramma]


λ spotify-dbus-status --format=json
{"album": "Cosmogramma", "artist": "Flying Lotus", "song": "Zodiac Shit"}

You can then parse by piping into jq:

λ spotify-dbus-status --format=json | jq -r '.artist + " - " + .song'
Flying Lotus - Zodiac Shit

i3blocks Integration

Add the following section (or similar) to you i3blocks.conf:

command=spotify-dbus-status --template="{artist} - {song}"

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