This is a simple utility to send raw audio data to the sound server. You need to specify the data format (sampling rate, sample size, and number of channels). This is probably not a utility that you will use often, but it can be handy for testing purposes. The command syntax is:
artscat [ options ] [ filename ]
If no file name is specified, it reads standard input. The following options are supported:
Set the sampling rate to use.
Set sample size to use (8 or 16).
Set number of channels (1 or 2).
Display command usage and exit.