esd - Unix, Linux Command

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esd - The Enlightened Sound Daemon


Starts up EsounD, which provides a sound mixing server.


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


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