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esdctl(1)							   User Commands							 esdctl(1)

NAME
esdctl - Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd) control program SYNOPSIS
esdctl [-h] [--help] [-p string] [-s hostname:port] command DESCRIPTION
The esdctl utility is a command-line control program for the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd). OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -p string Prefix for cached samples. You can also specify this option as follows: --prefix=string -s hostname:port Contact the esd server on hostname at port. You can also specify this option as follows: --server=hostname:port -h, --help Display help text, and exit. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: command The following commands are supported: allinfo Get player and sample information from the server cache sample Cache a sample in the server free name Uncache a sample in the server getid name Retrieve a sample id, given the sample name lock Do not allow foreign clients to use the server loop name Make a cached sample loop off Suspend sound output so that other programs can use the audio device (this is the same as the standby option) on Resume sound output so that only esd can use the audio device (this is the same as the resume option) pansample id left right Set default panning for a sample, where id is the sample ID, and left and right are integers in the range 0 to 255 panstream id left right Set panning for a stream, where id is the stream ID, and left and right are integers in the range 0 to 255 play name Play a cached sample once resume Resume sound output so that only esd can use the audio device (this is the same as the on option) serverinfo Get server information from the server standby Suspend sound output so that other programs can use the audio device (this is the same as the off option) standbymode Check whether the server is on standby stop name Stop the looping sample at the end unlock Allow foreign clients to use the server EXAMPLES
Example 1: Putting esd into Standby Mode example% esdctl standby Example 2: Ending Standby Mode example% esdctl resume Example 3: Loading a sample into the esd cache example% esdctl cache info.wav Sample <3> uploaded. Name = esdctl:info.wav This output indicates that the sample id is 3, and the sample name is esdctl:info.wav. Example 4: Getting a sample id from the esd cache example% esdctl getid esdctl:info.wav Example 5: Playing a sample from the esd cache example% esdctl play esdctl:info.wav Example 6: Playing and looping a sample example% esdctl loop esdctl:info.wav Example 7: Stopping a looped sample that is being played example% esdctl stop esdctl:info.wav Example 8: Removing a sample from the esd cache example% esdctl free esdctl:info.wav Example 9: Setting panning for a stream example% esdctl panstream 1 100 155 Example 10: Setting panning for a sample example% esdctl pansample 1 155 100 EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Application exited successfully >0 Application exited with failure FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/bin/esdctl Executable for Enlightened Sound Daemon control program ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-audio | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
esdcat(1), esdplay(1), esdrec(1), esdsample(1), esdmon(1), esd-config(1), libesd(3), attributes(5) NOTES
Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006. SunOS 5.11 8 Jan 2003 esdctl(1)

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