Daily Archives: March 11, 2013


If you don’t know what it is Pianobarfly is a terminal interface to Pandora. If you want to know more about it listen here:

Grab the git from here:

When you grab the zip from the github you will need to make install the source. Before you do that make sure you have the dependencies installed first. On my current Ubuntu install I ran:

sudo apt-get install libao-dev libao-common libfaad-dev libmad0-dev libtagc0-dev libjson0-dev libgnutls-dev libaudid3tag-dev libid3tag0 libid3tag0-dev

I got most of the install commands from a site but I added the id3tag libs to it. You may need to add or remove things depending on your distro. The site reference is here:

After you make install just run ./pianobarfly from the directory you have it installed in. It is handy to have terminator installed and you can run pianobarfly with your terminal split into vertical views.

Terminator Cheat Sheet

There are some keyboard shortcuts for the super awesome terminal Terminator.

Ctrl-Shift-E: will split the view vertically.

Ctrl-Shift-O: will split the view horizontally.

Ctrl-Shift-P: will focus be active on the previous view.

Ctrl-Shift-N: will focus be active on the next view.

Ctrl-Shift-W: will close the view where the focus is on.

Ctrl-Shift-Q: will exit terminator.

Ctrl-Shift-X: will focus active window and enlarge it