Subject: Re: MIDI player
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <>
List: tech-userlevel
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" <> 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?)