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NAME

        icesound - play audio files when interesting GUI events happen

SYNOPSIS

       icesound [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       The icewm(1) window manager generates so-called GUI events in response to interesting
       actions, like opening or closing of application windows, switching of work space, etc.
       GUI events are a property of the X root window.  icewm(1) changes this property whenever a
       new GUI event occurs.  Interested applications can listen for changes to this property.
       There are nearly twenty GUI events defined.

       icesound is an application, which is one of the icewm(1) applications, which responds to
       these GUI events by playing audio files.  These sound files are .wav files located in a
       sounds sub-directory in one of the icewm(1) configuration directories.

       icesound supports several common audio interfaces.  These are: ALSA, OSS and libAO.  These
       must be enabled during configuration.  ALSA, OSS and libAO all require support for
       libsndfile, which is a very common library to read audio files.

       ALSA
           ALSA is rather involved to program and it works, but this could use more testing.  It
           plays at most one sound at a time.

       LibAO
           LibAO is a cross-platform audio output library which is a convenient wrapper around a
           significant number of common audio interfaces.  It has a simple configuration file
           which is documented in the libao.conf(5) manual page.

       OSS The Open Sound System (OSS) is a cross-platform sound interface, which is fully
           supported by icesound.

       When multiple audio interfaces are available icesound will examine them all until it finds
       one which it can connect to and then use that one. By default it prefers them in the order
       of: AO, ALSA, OSS.

OPTIONS

   SPECIFIC OPTIONS
       -d, --display=DISPLAY
           X11 display used by icewm(1) (default: $DISPLAY).

       -s, --sample-dir=DIRECTORY
           Specifies a directory with sound files.  The default is: $HOME/.config/icewm/sounds,
           $HOME/.icewm/sounds, CFGDIR/sounds and LIBDIR/sounds.  See the output of "icewm
           --directories".

       -i, --interface={AO|ALSA|OSS}[,{AO|ALSA|OSS}]*
           Specifies the audio output interfaces. One or more of: AO, ALSA, OSS separated by
           commas (",").

       -D, --device=DEVICE
           Backwards compatibility only: the default device.  Please prefer one of the -A, -O or
           -S options.

       -O, --oss=DEVICE
           Specifies the OSS device (default: "default").

       -A, --alsa=DEVICE
           Specifies the ALSA device (default: /dev/dsp).

       -z, --snooze=MILLISECONDS
           Specifies the snooze interval between sound events in milliseconds.  Default is 500
           milliseconds.

       -p, --play=SOUND
           Plays the given sound (name or number) and exits.

       -l, --list-files
           Lists the available sound file paths and exits.

       --list-sounds
           Lists the supported sound file names and exits.

       --list-interfaces
           Lists the supported audio interfaces and exits.

       -v, --verbose
           Be verbose and print some information when sound events occur.

   GENERAL OPTIONS
       -h, --help
           Print a brief usage statement to stdout and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print the program version to stdout and exit.

       -C, --copying
           Print copying permissions to stdout for the program and exit.

EXIT STATUS

       0   Success.

       1   General error.

       2   Command line error.

       3   Subsystems error (i.e cannot connect to server).

SEE ALSO

       icewm(1), libao.conf(5), padsp(1), aplay(1), alsamixer(1).

BUGS

       icesound had no known bugs at the time of release.  Please report bugs for current
       versions to the source code repository at <https://github.com/bbidulock/icewm/issues>.

AUTHOR

       Brian Bidulock <mailto:bidulock@openss7.org>.

       See --copying for full copyright notice and copying permissions.

LICENSE

       IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License.  See the COPYING file in
       the distribution or use the --copying flag to display copying permissions.