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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for festival_client (redhat section 1)

FESTIVAL(1)						      General Commands Manual						       FESTIVAL(1)

festival_client - client access to festiva; text-to-speech server mode
festival_client [options] [file0] [file1] ...
Allows sending commands and/or test to a festival test-to-speech server. Festival may be started in server mode using the option --server festival-clinet allows waveforms ot be generated faster as not time is required for start up. See the festival manual for more details on recommended use.
--server <string> hostname (or IP number) of server --port <int> {1314} port number of server proces (1314) --output <string> file to save output waveform to --otype <string> {nist} output type for waveform --passwd <string> server passwd in plain text (optional) --prolog <string> filename containing commands to be sent to the server before standard commands (useful when using --ttw) --async Asychronous mode, server may send back multiple waveforms per text file --ttw Text to waveform: take text from first arg or stdin get server to return waveform(s) stored in output or operated on by aucommand. --withlisp Output lisp replies from server. --tts_mode <string> TTS mode for file (default is fundamental). --aucommand <string> command to be applied to each waveform retruned from server. Use $FILE in string to refer to waveform file
This still isn't as general as it should be. It seems to require lots of special little options which suggests the general options aren't right.
Alan W Black and Paul Taylor (C) Centre for Speech Technology Research University of Edinburgh 80 South Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1HN 1st Aug 1997 FESTIVAL(1)