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MAKECSD(1) The Canonical Csound Reference MAKECSD(1)
makecsd - Creates a CSD file from the specified input files. .
Creates a CSD file from the specified input files. The first input file that has a .orc
extension (case is not significant) is put to the <CsInstruments> section, and the first
input file that has a .sco extension becomes <CsScore>. Any remaining files are Base64
encoded and added as <CsFileB> tags. An empty <CsOptions> section is always added.
Some text filtering is performed on the orchestra and score file:
o newlines are converted to the native format of the system on which makecsd is being
o blank lines are removed from the beginning and end of files.
o any trailing whitespace is removed from the end of lines.
o optionally, tabs can be expanded to spaces with an user specified tabstop size.
makecsd [OPTIONS ... ] infile1 [ infile2 [ ... ]]
o - t n = expand tabs to spaces using tabstop size n (default: disabled). This applies
only to the orchestra and score file.
o - w n = set Base64 line width to n (default: 72). Note: the orchestra and score are
o - o fname = output file name (default: stdout)
makecsd -t 6 -w 78 -o file.csd file.mid file.orc file.sco sample.aif
This creates a CSD from file.orc and file.sco (tabs are expanded to spaces assuming a
tabstop size of 6 characters), and file.mid and sample.aif are added as <CsFileB> tags
containing Base64 encoded data with a line width of 78 characters. The output file is
Author: Istvan Varga
MIT Media Lab
MIT Media Lab,
5.07 06/23/2009 MAKECSD(1)
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