supysonic-cli folder --help

supysonic-cli folder list

supysonic-cli folder add <name> <path>

supysonic-cli folder delete <name>

supysonic-cli folder scan [--force] [--background | --foreground] <name>


The supysonic-cli folder subcommand manages your library folders, where the audio files are located. This allows one to list, add, delete and scan the folders.



List all the folders.

add <name> <path>

Add a new library folder called <name> and located at <path>. <name> must be unique and <path> pointing to an existing directory. If supysonic-daemon is running it will start to listen for changes in this folder but will not scan files already present in the folder.

delete <name>

Delete the folder called <name>.

scan [--force] [--background | --foreground] <name>

Scan the specified folders. If none is given, all the registered folders are scanned.


-h, --help

Shows help and exits. Depending on where this option appears it will either list the available commands or display help for a specific command.

-f, --force

Force scan of already known files even if they haven’t changed. Might be useful if an update to supysonic adds new metadata to audio files.


Scan in the background. Requires the supysonic-daemon to be running.


Scan in the foreground, blocking the process while the scan is running.

If neither --background nor --foreground is provided, supysonic-cli will try to connect to the daemon to initiate a background scan, falling back to a foreground scan if it isn’t available.


To add a new folder to your music library, you can do something like this:

$ supysonic-cli folder add MyLibrary /home/username/Music

Once you’ve added a folder, you will need to scan it:

$ supysonic-cli folder scan MyLibrary

The audio files residing in /home/username/Music will now appear under the MyLibrary folder on the clients.


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