Commandline Reference

Is there any command line reference available to do some jobs from the command line (like rescan the library, install custom addon’s) i found already some for manual updates … Thanks a lot

Interesting idea - perhaps you could create a post with items, including the links to those you’ve found.

It is a little outside the mainstream of requests, and the main thrust is towards getting a working system controlled via the GUI.


This is a standard Kodi feature. I suggest you look at the following:

As an example, this will jump to the Music page:

xbmc-send --action="ActivateWindow(Music)"

And this would do a video library scan:

xbmc-send --action="UpdateLibrary(video)"

You don’t need to specify IP address and port when you run xbmc-send on the same machine.