esdcat

ESDCAT(1)                   Enlightened Sound Daemon                   ESDCAT(1)



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: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.



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)



Feb 2006                          EsounD 0.2.41                        ESDCAT(1)