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To install Pianobar, emerge it:

root # emerge pianobar

Pianobar configuration

Easy login

After you have emerged Pianobar, you can run it with pianobar. If you dislike typing your username and password every time that you run pianobar, create the file ~/.config/pianobar/config and add the following lines to it:

user =

Easy login (with encryption)

If leaving a plaintext password for your Pandora account somewhere on your filesystem makes you nervous, you can use gpg to decrypt a file that contains your password. Change your configuration to reflect the one below if you would like to encrypt your password:

password_command = gpg --decrypt ~/.passwords/pianobar
user =

Other configuration options

Option Description
audio_quality = The quality of the audio. Can be set to: high, medium, or low.
autostart_station = Select a station ID that you would like to play when Pianobar starts.
proxy = Use a http proxy.