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esd - The Enlightened Sound Daemon


Starts up EsounD, which provides a sound mixing server.


esd [options]

force esd to use sound device DEVICE
run server in 8 bit sound mode
run server at sample rate of RATE
-as SECS
free audio device after SECS of inactivity (-1 to disable)
use unix domain sockets instead of tcp/ip
use tcp/ip sockets instead of unix domain
make tcp/ip access public (other than localhost) -promiscuous start unlocked and owned (disable authenticaton) NOT RECOMMENDED
terminate esd daemon after last client exits -noterminate do not terminate esd daemon after last client exits
disable startup beeps
enable startup beeps
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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