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NAME

       roarctl - RoarAudio sound server controll tool

SYNOPSIS

       roarcat [OPTIONS]... COMMAND [OPTS] [COMMAND [OPTS] [COMMAND [OPTS] [...]]]

DESCRIPTION

       This tool controlls the RoarAudio's sound server.  This is done by sending commands to the
       server. See COMMANDS for a list.

GENERAL OPTIONS

       --help Print some help text.

       --verbose, -v
              Be verbose. May be used multiple times.

       --list-libstandards
              Similar to serverstandards, reports the list of standard libroar supports.

       --list-aiprofiles
              Show audio info profiles and exit.

       --enum-servers
              List servers found on the network.  Depending on the build options of libroar  this
              includes  results  from  many tests like standard server locations, OpenSLP located
              servers, X11 located servers, DECnet's  neighbor  and  IP's  ARP  table  and  other
              sources.

NETWORK OPTIONS

       --server SERVER
              The server to connect to

BASIC COMMANDS

       help   Same as --help.

       listaiprofiles
              List audio info profiles.

       aiprofileget PROFILE
              Display a the given audio info profile.

       sleep TIME
              Sleeps for TIME seconds.

       ping NUM
              Pings  the  server  NUM times. This is done by sending NOOP commands to the server.
              The response time as well as as a small statistics section is printed.

              This is not supported on all platforms.

       whoami Report client ID of roarctl on the current server.

       standby, off, resume, on
              Brings the server into standby mode or back into achtive (operating mode).

       standbymode
              Tells if the server is in standby mode or not.

       exit   Quits the server.

       terminate
              Terminates the server as soon as all clients disconnected and all  streams  reaches
              EOF.

STREAM COMMANDS

       volume STREAMID CHANNELS VOL0 VOL1 VOL2...
              Sets the mixing level for a stream with id STREAMID.

              CHANNELS  is  the  nummber of channels to set volume.  This should be the number of
              channels of the stream or a symbolic name.  Currently the symbolic names  mono  and
              stereo  are  allowed.   If you use mono all channels will get the level you give as
              VOL0. If you use stereo it will try to set the mixing levels as you are  used  from
              stereo setups even if the setup is not in stereo.

              The  parameters  VOL0  ...  VOLn and the number of them depends on what you gave as
              CHANNELS. You have to give exactly CHANNELS parameters.

              If you give a numerical (not symbolic) value for CHANNELS and the stream does  have
              a   diffrent  number  of  channels  the  behavor  is  undefined.   In  the  current
              implementation only the first CHANNELS channels will be updated.  This behavor  may
              change in the future.

       kick TYPE ID
              Kicks  an  object  of  TYPE  with  id ID.  Possible types are: client stream sample
              source

              You can get the ID via list* (see bellow).

       newvirtual P D E R B C
              Adds a new virtual (child) stream.  This is used with  container  formats  such  as
              RAUM, Ogg and Matroska.

              Parameters:

              P      Stream ID of Parent stream.

              D      Stream Direction.

              E      Stream codEc.

              R      Sample Rate.

              B      Bits per sample.

              C      Number of Channels.

       flag ID FLAGS, unflag ID FLAGS, toogleflag ID FLAGS
              Sets,  removes or toggles flags on a stream. ID is the stream id.  FLAGS is a comma
              separated list of flags.

              It is not possible to set all kinds of flags at runtime.

       protectflag ID FLAGS
              Protects flags on a stream. ID is the stream id.  FLAGS is a comma  separated  list
              of flags.

              Protected flags can not be changed anymore after the they got protected.

META DATA COMMANDS

       role ID ROLE
              Set stream role ROLE on stream ID.

       metaget ID TYPE
              Read meta date of type TYPE from stream ID.

       metasave ID FILE
              Saves  the  meta  data of stream ID to file FILE.  The Format is one KEY=Value pair
              per line.  The same format is used by Xiph's tools.

       metaload ID FILE
              Load meta data from file FILE into stream  ID.  The  format  is  the  same  as  for
              metasave.

SERVER INFO COMMANDS

       serverinfo
              Gets  general  information  about  the  server.   This includes software vendor and
              version.

       servertime
              Reports the server's system time.

       serverstandards
              Report a list of standards the server supports.

       libstandards
              Similar to serverstandards, reports the list of standard libroar supports.  Same as
              --list-libstandards.

       serveroinfo
              Gets Information about server output.

       serveroinfo2 DIR
              Gets Information about server output for a given direction.

LISTING COMMANDS

       listclients
              Gets Information about clients.

       clientinfo ID
              Gets Information about client ID.

       liststreams
              Gets Information about streams.

       streaminfo ID
              Gets Information about stream ID.

       allinfo
              Same as "serveroinfo listclients liststreams".

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       Bellow  only  the  basic  environment  varibales  are  listend.   For  a complete list see
       libroar(7).

       HOME   The users home directory.

       ROAR_SERVER
              The address of the listening server. This may be in form of  host:port  for  TCP/IP
              connections  and  /path/to/sock  for  UNIX Domain Sockets.  This is the same as the
              --server option.

BUGS

       1) Make the meta data commands api-fixed and list them here.

       2) more often check if the user gave us enough arguments.

SEE ALSO

       roarvorbis(1),   roarfish(1),    roarbaseclients(1),    roartestclients(1),    libroar(7),
       RoarAudio(7).

HISTORY

       For history information see RoarAudio(7).