[pulseaudio-discuss] Command Line Interface for pavucontrol

Maarten Bosmans mkbosmans at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 01:55:24 PDT 2011

2011/7/14 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>:
> 'Twas brillig, and Vallabha Hampiholi at 29/06/11 06:04 did gyre and gimble:
>> Dear Experts,
>> Is there any command line utility that I could use to control the
>> application volume instead of the gui based pavucontrol?
>> Thank you for your help in advance.
> Yeah, pactl is the primary one. More capabilities will be added to it in
> the upcoming 1.0 release to make it a bit more useful for volume control
> too.

pactl is great for scripting volume control.

For manual volume changes you can use this ncurses and python based mixer:
I believe the author would appreciate feedback on this project very
much. He's on IRC as valodim.


> You can also use pacmd, but it's more of a debug tool and is subject to
> change without notice on new releases.
> Col

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