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NAME

       ossdevlinks - Open Sound System legacy device management utility.

SYNOPSIS

       ossdevlinks [-vr]

DESCRIPTION

       The ossdevlinks utility creates and manages old style (legacy) device files for OSS audio,
       MIDI and mixer devices.

       In previous versioms OSS used "flat" device numbering for the device  files  (for  example
       /dev/dsp0  to  /dev/dspN).  OSS  version  4.0  and later uses different naming scheme. The
       ossdevlinks utility is used to manage the legacy device names as symbolic links to the new
       style devices.

OPTIONS

       Normally  ossdevlinks  is  used  without  command  line arguments. However there are a few
       command line options.

       -f<name>
              Write legacydev file to <fname>.

       -N     Do not actually modify device files

       -r     Reset the legacy device numbering (do not use).

       -v     Verbose output

       The -r option may invalidate audio  device  selections  in  the  setup  files  of  various
       applications.  This  is  considered  highly  undesirable.  Applications  using wrong audio
       devices may cause serious security and privacy problems.  For this reason  the  -r  option
       should  never  be  used unless there are no other ways to recover from serious audio/sound
       related problems. After that users should review the  audio  settings  of  all  the  audio
       applications they are using.

SEE ALSO

       ossinfo(1)

FILES

       /usr/sbin/ossdevlinks /var/lib/oss4/legacy_devices /dev/dspN /dev/midiNN /dev/mixerN

AUTHOR

       4Front Technologies

                                         05 February 2012                          ossdevlinks(8)