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ESDCAT

Section: Enlightened Sound Daemon (1)
Updated: EsounD 0.2.38
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NAME

esdcat - play a sound file from stdin  

SYNOPSIS

esdcat [-s hostname:port] [-n name] [-b] [-h] [-m] [-r freq] < file  

DESCRIPTION

The esdcat application pipes data from stdin 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.

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

 

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

 

SEE ALSO

esd(1), esddsp(1), esdfilt(1), esdloop(1), esdplay(1), esdsample(1), esd-config(1), esdctl(1), esdmon(1), esdrec(1)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXAMPLES
EXIT STATUS
SEE ALSO




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