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Jerid Francom

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Romance Languages
Wake Forest University

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I stumbled across a great post on how to install pianobar, the command-line interface to Pandora, on OSX.

The basic rundown and few notes:

  1. Install Homebrew, brew (if you haven’t already)

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" 2. Install pianobar (Note: I had to use use the --HEAD flag in order to get the dependencies to update)

$ brew install pianobar --HEAD

If you want to trick-out your installation, you can go on to add automatic login and growl support in a configuration file (that you’ll need to create in ~/.config/pianobar/config). Make sure you are running the latest version of Growl (or the correct version for your OS), if not you will meet a series of errors!

You can even go beyond, and add a custom image to your Growl notification using the growlnotify --image flag. For more on that just run:

$ growlnotify --help