Using the ncmpcpp MPD client, in the search function (F4) how can I add all the search results to the current playlist short of adding each item one-by-one?

For example, say I search for all music where genre == "instrumental". The help tells us to use space to add an item to the playlist, but what about the other 1,500 songs found?

I'd like to add all search results to the playlist.


The only thing I can think of is v to reverse selection (when nothing is selected this acts as select all), then a to add all selected items to playlist (select current playlist from the menu that pops up).

Edit: A => a

  • Although this is a 3-step process: Add / current playlist / to the end - it's better than not adding any, thanks! I'd like to see if there are any other solutions for choice. – invert Aug 8 '11 at 10:44
  • I was confused trying to use A (Shift+a), when it's a (i.e. lower case). – mkaito Oct 28 '14 at 16:17
  • @mkaito Maybe your version has different default keys or you have a different key configuration. ncmpcpp keys can be rebound. You can look at the keys in the F1 / 1 menu. – jw013 Oct 28 '14 at 19:11
  • So you mean Shift+a when you wrote A? You might want to add the shift key in your anwser then. eg <kbd>Shift</kbd> + <kbd>a</kbd>. – Raphael Ahrens Feb 25 '17 at 11:55

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