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Name

esd - The Enlightened Sound Daemon

Description

Starts up EsounD, which provides a sound mixing server.

Usage

esd [options]

-d DEVICE
force esd to use sound device DEVICE
-b
run server in 8 bit sound mode
-r RATE
run server at sample rate of RATE
-as SECS
free audio device after SECS of inactivity (-1 to disable)
-unix
use unix domain sockets instead of tcp/ip
-tcp
use tcp/ip sockets instead of unix domain
-public
make tcp/ip access public (other than localhost) -promiscuous start unlocked and owned (disable authenticaton) NOT RECOMMENDED
-terminate
terminate esd daemon after last client exits -noterminate do not terminate esd daemon after last client exits
-nobeeps
disable startup beeps
-beeps
enable startup beeps
-trust
start esd even if use of /tmp/.esd can be insecure
-port PORT
listen for connections at PORT (only for tcp/ip) -bind ADDRESS binds to ADDRESS (only for tcp/ip)

-v --version
print version information

Possible devices are: /dev/dsp, /dev/dsp2, etc.

FILES /etc/esd.conf daemon configuration file

See Also

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


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