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NAME

       audacity - Graphical cross-platform audio editor

SYNOPSIS

       audacity -help
       audacity -version

       audacity [-blocksize nnn] -test
       audacity [-blocksize nnn] [ AUDIO-FILE ] ...

DESCRIPTION

       Audacity  is a graphical audio editor.  This man page does not describe
       all of the features of Audacity or how to use it;  for  this,  see  the
       html  documentation  that  came  with  the  program,  which  should  be
       accessible from the Help menu.   This  man  page  describes  the  Unix-
       specific features, including special files and environment variables.

       Audacity  currently  uses  libsndfile  to  open many uncompressed audio
       formats such as WAV, AIFF, and AU, and it can also be linked to libmad,
       libvorbis,  and  libflac,  to  provide  support  for opening MP2/3, Ogg
       Vorbis, and FLAC files, respectively.   LAME,  libvorbis,  libflac  and
       libtwolame  provide  facilities to export files to all these formats as
       well.

       Audacity is primarily an interactive, graphical editor,  not  a  batch-
       processing  tool.  Whilst  there is a basic batch processing tool it is
       experimental and incomplete. If you need to batch-process audio  or  do
       simple  edits  from the command line, using sox or ecasound driven by a
       bash script will be much more powerful than audacity.

OPTIONS

       -help     display a brief list of command line options

       -version  display the audacity version number

       -test     run self  diagnostics  tests  (only  present  in  development
                 builds)

       -blocksize nnn
                 set  the audacity block size for writing files to disk to nnn
                 bytes

FILES

       ~/.audacity-data/audacity.cfg
              Per user configuration file.

       /tmp/audacity-<user>/
              Default location of Audacity’s temp directory, where  <user>  is
              your  username.   If  this  location is not suitable (not enough
              space  in  /tmp,  for  example),  you  should  change  the  temp
              directory  in the Preferences and restart Audacity.  Audacity is
              a disk-based editor, so the temp directory is very important: it
              should always be on a fast disk with lots of free space.

              Note  that  older  versions  of  Audacity put the temp directory
              inside of the user’s home directory.   This  is  undesirable  on
              many  systems,  and using some directory in /tmp is recommended.
              Open the Preferences to check.

SEARCH PATH

       When looking for plug-ins, help files,  localization  files,  or  other
       configuration files, Audacity searches the following locations, in this
       order:

       AUDACITY_PATH
              Any directories in the AUDACITY_PATH environment  variable  will
              be searched before anywhere else.

       .
              The current working directory when Audacity is started.

       ~/.audacity-files

       <prefix>/share/audacity
              The  system-wide  Audacity  directory, where <prefix> is usually
              /usr  or  /usr/local,  depending  on  where  the   program   was
              installed.

       <prefix>/share/doc/audacity
              The system-wide Audacity documentation directory, where <prefix>
              is usually /usr or /usr/local, depending on  where  the  program
              was installed.

       For  localization  files  in  particular (i.e. translations of Audacity
       into other languages), Audacity also searches <prefix>/share/locale

PLUG-INS

       Audacity supports two types of plug-ins on  Unix:  LADSPA  and  Nyquist
       plug-ins.   These  are  generally placed in a directory called plug-ins
       somewhere on the search path (see above).

       LADSPA  plug-ins  can  either  be  in  the   plug-ins   directory,   or
       alternatively in a ladspa directory on the search path if you choose to
       create  one.   Audacity  will  also  search  the  directories  in   the
       LADSPA_PATH environment variable for additional LADSPA plug-ins.

       Nyquist   plug-ins   can  either  be  in  the  plug-ins  directory,  or
       alternatively in a nyquist directory on the search path if  you  choose
       to create one.

VERSION

       This man page documents audacity version 1.3.5

LICENSE

       Audacity is distributed under the GPL, however some of the libraries it
       links to are distributed under other free licenses, including the  LGPL
       and BSD licenses.

BUGS

       For  details  of known problems, see the release notes and the audacity
       wiki:
       http://www.audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Known_Issues

       To report a bug, see the instructions at
       http://www.audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Reporting_Bugs

AUTHORS

       Project leaders include Dominic Mazzoni,  Matt  Brubeck,  James  Crook,
       Vaughan  Johnson, Leland Lucius, and Markus Meyer, but dozens of others
       have contributed, and Audacity would not be possible without wxWindows,
       libsndfile,  and many of the other libraries it is built upon.  For the
       most recent list of contributors and current email addresses,  see  our
       website:

       http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/credits/

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