scrobbler(1) a and submitter for portable devices


scrobbler [options]


scrobbler is a program to submit information about tracks which have been listened to from a portable music player to (previously known as Audioscrobbler), and/or a custom site of your choice. scrobbler can read this information from .scrobbler.log files (i.e. produced by the open Rockbox firmware), from iPod databases, or from devices that use MTP (aka Plays for Sure). In addition to this, scrobbler can adjust the date/time information relating to when the track was listened to before uploading. This can be useful if your device is set to a different timezone to the machine you upload from.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes ('-'). A summary of options is included below.
-c, --config
Location of the config file, required for operation.
-d, --database
Submit information from an iPod database (requires -l)
-f, --file
Submit information from an .scrobbler.log file (requires -l)
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-l, --location <path>
Filesystem location of the mount point of your portable device.
-m, --mtp
Submit from a MTP (aka Plays for Sure) device
-n, --now
Recalculates the times each track was played before submission. Automatically enabled if using a .scrobbler-timeless.log or MTP device.
-r, --recalc <datetime>
Recalculates the play time for each track. <datetime> should be a UNIX timestamp.
-t, --timestamp <when>
Override the detected system timezone offset from UTC <when> is the UNIX timestamp, e.g. -t `date --date "-5 hours" +%s`
-v, --verbose <level>
Output verbosity level


This manual page was written by Robert Keevil <[email protected]>, and is licensed under version 2 of the GPL.