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NAME

       aj-snapshot - store and restore snapshots of JACK and/or ALSA connections

SYNOPSIS

       aj-snapshot [ -adfjqrx ] [ -p polling_interval ] [ -i client_name ]... [ FILE ]

DESCRIPTION

       Aj-snapshot  is a small program that can be used to make snapshots of the connections made
       between JACK and/or ALSA clients. Because JACK can provide both audio and MIDI support  to
       programs,  aj-snapshot  can  store  both types of connections for JACK. ALSA, on the other
       hand, only provides routing facilities for MIDI clients. If you call  aj-snapshot  without
       any  options,  aj-snapshot  will  store all current ALSA and JACK connections to FILE. The
       file will be an XML file, and you can use a text-editor if you want to edit it manually.

OPTIONS

       -a , --alsa

              Only store or restore ALSA midi connections. Also works in daemon mode.

       -d , --daemon

              Run aj-snapshot  in  daemon  mode.  Aj-snapshot  will  first  try  to  restore  the
              connections  from  the  specified  snapshot  file. After this, it will wait for new
              ports to be registered with ALSA or JACK. Every second by default, aj-snapshot will
              check  if new ports were registered in ALSA or JACK. When this is the case, it will
              try to restore the connections from your snapshot file. If you start aj-snapshot in
              daemon  mode,  you  don't  need  to  specify the -r,--restore flag as it is implied
              anyway.

              If you send the HUP signal to the daemon, the daemon will reload the snapshot file.
              This  gives you the possibility to trigger a connections restore. For an example on
              how to do this, see the EXAMPLES section below. When you combine  the  daemon  mode
              with  the  -x,--remove  option, sending the HUP signal to the daemon will clear all
              connections before restoring.

              When the JACK server is stopped (or crashes) while aj-snapshot runs in daemon mode,
              aj-snapshot  will try to keep running. When the JACK server is started again later,
              aj-snapshot will reattach automatically and restore your connections when needed.

       -f , --force

              When you try to save a snapshot over an existing file, aj-snapshot will ask you  if
              you  want  to  overwrite  that file. With this option, you can force aj-snapshot to
              overwrite that file.

       -j , --jack

              Only store or restore JACK audio and midi connections. Also works in daemon mode.

       -p interval, --poll=interval

              Whenever a program registers a port with ALSA or  JACK,  aj-snapshot  will  see  if
              there are connections in the snapshot file that should be restored. By default, aj-
              snapshot will check (poll) if there are new ports every second (1000 milliseconds).
              With  this  option you can choose how often aj-snapshot should check for new ports.
              The value of interval should be specified in milliseconds.

       -q , --quiet

              Don't print any information about the connections that are stored or restored.

       -r , --restore

              When you specify the -r flag, aj-snapshot will try to restore  all  ALSA  and  JACK
              connections  from  FILE.  (without it, aj-snapshot will try to store connections to
              FILE). You can combine this option with the -a  or  -j  options,  if  you  want  to
              restore ALSA or JACK connections only.

       -x , --remove

              The  -x  option  can  be used when restoring connections, or when running in daemon
              mode. With this option, aj-snapshot will remove  all  existing  connections  before
              restoring the snapshot file. When you combine it with the -a or -j option, only the
              connections for the specific subsystem (ALSA or JACK) will be removed. Without  the
              -x  option,  aj-snapshot  will try to restore connections on top of the connections
              that are already active.

              There is one more way in which you can use the -x option. If you  call  aj-snapshot
              without  the  FILE  argument, you can use the -x option to remove all existing ALSA
              and JACK connections (without doing anything else). As before you  can  combine  it
              with the -a or -j options.

       -i client_name, --ignore=client_name

              You  can  use  this option to specify one or more clients that should be ignored by
              aj-snapshot. You can write the name of the client after the -i option, and you  may
              use  wildcard  patterns  in  that  string  (regular  shell  globbing). If that name
              contains spaces, or other characters that have special meaning to  the  shell,  you
              should put the name between single (safest) or double quotes. To know the name of a
              client, you could save a snapshot and look up the name in the snapshot file. If you
              want  to  ignore  multiple clients, you have to repeat the -i option with different
              client names (the maximum is 50 clients).

       -h , --help

              Print a short help message

EXAMPLES

       aj-snapshot test.snap

              Stores a snapshot of all current  ALSA  and  JACK  connections  to  a  file  called
              "test.snap".  If  that file already exists, aj-snapshot will ask you if you want to
              overwrite that file.

       aj-snapshot -r test.snap

              Restores all ALSA and JACK connections from the file "test.snap". This  will  leave
              any other active connections intact.

       aj-snapshot -xr test.snap

              Restore  all  ALSA  and  JACK connections from the file "test.snap", but remove all
              existing connections first.

       aj-snapshot -a test.snap

              Store all current ALSA connections to "test.snap".

       aj-snapshot -rj test.snap

              Restore all JACK connections from "test.snap". This  means  that  ALSA  connections
              that might be stored in the file won't be restored.

       aj-snapshot -qfj test.snap

              Store all current JACK connections to "test.snap". Don't print any info on standard
              out (be quiet), and forcibly overwrite "test.snap" if it already exists.

       aj-snapshot -ax

              Remove all ALSA connections

       aj-snapshot -d test.snap &

              Run aj-snapshot in daemon mode and make it a background process (&). Whenever a new
              ALSA or JACK client registers a port, connections from test.snap will be restored.

       aj-snapshot -djx test.snap &

              Run  aj-snapshot in daemon mode for the JACK connections in "test.snap". Remove all
              existing JACK connections whenever the connections from test.snap are restored.

       1) aj-snapshot -d test.snap &
       2) aj-snapshot -f test.snap
       3) kill -HUP $(pidof aj-snapshot)

              1) First start up aj-snapshot in daemon mode with the file "test.snap".
              2) After some connection changes, a second instance of aj-snapshot  (which  is  not
              run in daemon mode) overwrites that file with the new connections state.
              3)  Send  the  HANGUP  signal to the daemon to make it reload the file with the new
              connections state (see 'man kill', and 'man pidof').

AUTHOR

       Written by Lieven Moors and Jari Suominen

REPORTING BUGS

       To report aj-snapshot bugs, or if you have feature requests:
       ⟨http://sourceforge.net/projects/aj-snapshot/⟩

       Aj-snapshot home page:
       ⟨http://aj-snapshot.sourceforge.net/⟩

       Clone the git repository:
       git clone ⟨git⟩

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2009-2012 Lieven Moors and Jari Suominen.
       License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.