MAN Solaris - esdcat (1)

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NAME

esdcat - play a sound file

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

esdcat [-s hostname:port] [-b] [-h] [-m] [-r freq] [-n filename] [filename]

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DESCRIPTION

The esdcat application pipes data from the filename specified (or stdin if not specified) to the sound device, using the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd).

OPTIONS

The following options are supported:

-s hostname:port Contact the esd server on hostname at port.

-b Specify that the output should be in 8-bit format. By default, the output is in 16-bit format.

-h Display help text, and exit.

-m Specify that the output should be in mono format. By default, the output is in stereo format.

-n filename Specify the filename of the input file. If the filename is specified both as an operand and with the -n option, then the value specified with the -n option is ignored. If no filename is specified with the command, then stdin is used.

-r freq Specify that the output rate should be set to freq. By default, the output rate is set to 44.1 kHz.

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported:

filename Specify the filename of the input file. If no filename is specified with the command, then stdin is used.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Playing a sound file "beep" from stdin

example% esdcat < beep

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/esdcat Executable for Enlightened Sound Daemon sound piper

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
AvailabilitySUNWgnome-audio
Interface stabilityVolatile

SEE ALSO

esdplay(1), esdrec(1), esdsample(1), esdmon(1), esdctl(1), esd-config(1), libesd(3)

NOTES

Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003, 2006.

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SunOS 5.11 esdcat (1) 7 Jan 2003
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