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       autool - audio play/record tool compatible with audiotool


       audiotool  [-audio  servername]  [-volume percent] [-display displayname] [-geom geometry]


       The autool program is a replacement for the Sun audiotool program used to send audio files
       to  Network  Audio  System  servers.  It can be used either by making a symbolic link name
       audiotool that points to autool and is before the OpenWindows version or by  changing  the
       OpenWindows deskset bindings database with the binder(1) command.


       The following options may be used with the autool program:

       -audio servername
               This option specifies the Network Audio System server on which the files should be

       -volume 0-100
               This option specifies the  volume  at  which  the  data  should  be  played  as  a
               percentage of the maximum possible volume.  The default is 10 percent.

       -display displayname
               This  option  specifies  the  X Window System on which the control panel should be

       -geom geometry
               This option specifies the position and size of the control panel.


       OpenWindows users can configure deskset applications to use autool  to  play  audio  files
       through following steps:

       1.      Run the deskset configuration program binder.

       2.      Locate  the entry in the scrolling list named audio-file click on it once with the
               left mouse button.

       3.      From the Props menu, select the Icon... entry with the right mouse button.

       4.      Click on the button marked (+) in the lower  right  corner  with  the  left  mouse
               button.  This will expand the window, adding another panel to the right.

       5.      On  the line marked Application in the panel on the right, change ``audiotool'' to
               ``autool'' (you will need to specify a full path name if you  have  not  installed
               autool  in  a  directory in your path).  The initial volume (which is a percentage
               relative to the recorded level; the default is 10) can be increased  by  inserting
               the ``-v percent'' option between ``autool'' and ``$FILE''.

       6.      Press the Apply button in the left panel.

       7.      Back in the main binder window, press the Save button in the upper left corner.

       8.      Restart  any  deskset applications such as filemgr to have the updated values take

       Double clicking in filemgr on file names that  end  in  .snd  will  now  cause  autool  to


       The following environment variables are used by autool:

               This  variable  specifies  the  default  audio  server to contact if -audio is not
               specified on the command line.

       DISPLAY If AUDIOSERVER is not set, this variable is examined  to  find  the  name  of  the
               corresponding X Window System display.




       Copyright 1993, 1994 Network Computing Devices, Inc.


       Dave Lemke, Network Computing Devices, Inc.

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