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canberra-gtk-play: play a sound event


canberra-gtk-play - play a sound event


canberra-gtk-play [ OPTIONS... ]


This manual page documents briefly the canberra-gtk-play command.

canberra-gtk-play plays sound events that are specified by the XDG Sound Theme and Name Specification.


Application Options

-v, --version
Display version number and quit
-i, --id=STRING
Event sound identifier
-f, --file=PATH
Play file
-d, --description=STRING
Event sound description
-c, --cache-control={ permanent|volatile|never }
Specify how canberra-gtk-play manages its cache. permanent will cause the sample to be cached permanently, volatile to be cached until the cache needs to be freed.
-l, --loop=INTEGER
Loop how many times (default: 1)
-V, --volume=STRING
A floating point dB value for the sample volume (ex: 0.0)
An arbitrary property
X display to use

Help Options

-h, --help
Show help options
Show all help options
Show GTK+ Options

GTK+ Options

Program class as used by the window manager
Program name as used by the window manager
X screen to use
Make X calls synchronous
Load additional GTK+ modules
Make all warnings fatal


canberra-gtk-play is Copyright 2008 Lennart Poettering.

This manual page was written by Francois Wendling <frwendling [at]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).