esdcat






esdcat − play a sound file from stdin



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



     The esdcat application pipes data from stdin to the
sound device, using the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd).




     The following options are supported:

‐s hostname:portContact 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.





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


     example% esdcat < beep



     The following exit values are returned:










                             ‐2‐


0        Application exited successfully



>0       Application exited with failure



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