Subject: Re: MIDI player
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/10/1998 19:30:07
On Mon, Aug 10, 1998 at 10:01:06AM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Aug 1998 17:17:34 +0200
> "Soren S. Jorvang" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Actually, /dev/audioctl seems to me to be somewhat of a workaround
> > for the lack of an audio player (but then, /dev/*ctl always
> > smells of workaround to me). Is there a "real" use for /dev/audioctl
> > that I haven't thought of?
> It's not /dev/audioctl in NetBSD ... there is an audioctl(1) program,
> which operates on /dev/sound, who's settings are "sticky".
By default, audioctl(1) operates on /dev/audioctl.
I also don't really like /dev/sound, for pretty much the same reason
as with /dev/audioctl - it is used with shell hackery where
a tiny 'audio player application' would better suited.
(Is /dev/sound needed now that there is /dev/audioctl?)