The K Desktop Environment

2.7. artscat

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:

-r sampling rate

Set the sampling rate to use.

-b bits

Set sample size to use (8 or 16).

-c channels

Set number of channels (1 or 2).


Display command usage and exit.