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       fm - control frequency, volume, mute/unmute of FM radio card


       fm [ -h ] [ -o ] [ -q ] [ -d device ] [ -t tuner ] [ -T none | forever | time ] on | off |
              + | - | freq [ volume ]


       fm is a program to control the frequency, volume, and mute/unmute state  of  an  FM  radio
       card, using the video4linux interface introduced in 2.1.x series Linux kernels.

       -h     Print a usage message to standard output, and exit.

       -o     Ignore frequency range limits of card.  Use if you suspect that the card supports a
              wider frequency range than its driver believes.

       -q     Quiet mode.  Keeps information on station and volume from being printed on standard

       -d device
              Sets device as the device to tune.  The default is /dev/radio0.

       -t tuner
              Sets  tuner as the tuner on the selected device to adjust.  The default is tuner 0.
              Most radio devices have only a single tuner.

       -T none | forever | time
              After tuning, sleep for the time  specified  or  forever.   Time  is  specified  in
              seconds  by  default.   A  suffix  of  m indicates minutes, h indicates hours, or d
              indicates days.

              The -T option is useful with radio  card  drivers  that  only  maintain  the  tuner
              settings  while the tuner's file descriptor remains open.  Try using this option if
              running fm ordinarily produces only a single "pop" from your speakers.

       freq   Frequency to tune the radio to, in MHz.  For instance, 88.9 specifies  a  frequency
              of  88.9  MHz.   AM  tuner  values are also specified in MHz; for instance, 530 kHz
              would be specified as .530.

       on     Turn the radio on (unmute).

       off    Turn the radio off (mute).

       volume Specify the desired volume, in percent.   Not  all  radio  devices  support  volume

       +      Increase the current volume.

       -      Decrease the current volume.


       fm reads $HOME/.fmrc, if it exists, to obtain default settings.  Each line may take one of
       the following forms:

       VOL percent
              Specifies default volume (default: 12.5%).

       INCR percent
              Volume increment used for + and - options (default: 10%).

       TIME   Default sleep time (default: none).

       All other lines are ignored.


       Additional documentation:

       The fmtools homepage:


       Russell Kroll <>, now maintained by  Ben  Pfaff  <>.
       Sleep  time  feature  contributed  by  Dave Ulrick <>.  This manpage
       written by Ben Pfaff.

                                             fm 1.0.2                                       FM(1)