[pulseaudio-discuss] question about parameter "server" for paplay on 0.9.13?

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Thu Dec 11 06:06:59 PST 2008

On Fri, 21.11.08 13:33, Colin Guthrie (gmane at colin.guthr.ie) wrote:

> Chen, Hao H wrote:
> > On version 0.9.13:
> > ===============
> > By printing debug information, I found default server name  is  "/root/.pulse/localhost.localdomain:runtime/native", in fact "/root/.pulse/localhost.localdomain:runtime " is symbole link to "/tmp/pulse-jCDIIAIDl73a". (everytime the name is different, while pattern is /tmp/pulse-<random>)
> > 
> > The files in directory "/tmp/pulse-<random>" would be generated everytime PA server starts up and cleaned when PA quits.
> > 
> > So I tried to "paplay --server=/root/.pulse/localhost.localdomain:runtime/native <wav file>", it's working.
> Some info. The <random> bit shouldn't change every time PA starts up. It 
> should be reused (I think.... could be wrong here)

Yes we try to reuse the runtime directory if possible to not litter
/tmp with lots and lots of dead subdirs.


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