Audacious to Pidgin, Please Respond

I was poking through Audacious plugins yesterday, and it turns out there’s a Song Change plugin that runs user-specified commands when a song starts, a song ends, the playlist ends, or the title changes.

With a little trial and error, I figured out that this command sends the track title to Pidgin‘s status:

m="%n"; purple-remote "setstatus?message=`echo $m | tr '&' '+'`"

After a while, though, I noticed that it was sending (and occasionally leaving up) the stream URL, which in my case includes my Premium username and password… so of course, it’s no longer on.

Feb 17th, 2008
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