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I'm using cmus to listen to music now.One problem is that I couldn't close the interface while listening, i.e. keep it running background.The raw '&' doesn't work.I know moc(p) has the function,just pressing 'q', is there a similar way for cmus?

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I've written a guide explaining how to use a bash script combined with a rebinding of the q key to have very comfortable detaching/reattaching with cmus, see

Please tell me if this is good enough, since implementing this in cmus would be a lot of work :-).

Note: For the above solution to work the screen command must be installed: sudo apt-get install screen

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Thanks a lot and I feel so happy that the daemon mode has been in the to-do list:) – Hongxu Chen Dec 15 '11 at 16:17

This is how I work with cmus :

I run cmus manually on tty1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) every time I login to my computer.

I control cmus from my gnome terminal using cmus-remote commands (look at manpage of cmus-remote.

That way you can exit the terminal any time you want and still have cmus running in tty1.

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ill just add that this could be possibly done with screen too, just run cmus in screen, detach and work with cmus-remote – Denwerko Jul 23 '11 at 14:03
Thanks.However I really would like cmus to have this feature anyway. – Hongxu Chen Jul 24 '11 at 0:40

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