[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio --check command

Sean McNamara smcnam at gmail.com
Wed Dec 10 06:53:11 PST 2008

It's based on exit codes :)

If pulseaudio is not running, the following command will not produce "Hello":

pulseaudio --check && echo "Hello"

If pulseaudio _is_ running, it will produce "Hello".

Anything you need to do that involves checking for a running
pulseaudio can be processed in a bash or sh shell like this:

pulseaudio --check && export PULSEAUDIO_RUNNING=1
if [ $PULSEAUDIO_RUNNING == 0 ]; then
      echo "PulseAudio is not running."
      echo "PulseAudio is running."



On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 9:34 AM, John <nesredep at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I type the command "pulseaudio --check" I get nothing.
> The man pages say simply "Check for a running daemon"; shouldn't there
> be **some** response?!
> My pulseaudio seems to be working fine--I'm just trying to learn what's what.
> John
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