canberra-gtk-play Man page

canberra-gtk-play General Commands Manual canberra-gtk-play


canberra-gtk-play – play a sound event


canberra-gtk-play [ OPTIONS… ]


This manual page documents briefly the canberra-gtk-play command.

canberra-gtk-play plays sound events that are specified by the XDG
Sound Theme and Name Specification.


Application Options
-v, –version
Display version number and quit

-i, –id=STRING
Event sound identifier

-f, –file=PATH
Play file

-d, –description=STRING
Event sound description

-c, –cache-control={ permanent|volatile|never }
Specify how canberra-gtk-play manages its cache. permanent will
cause the sample to be cached permanently, volatile to be cached
until the cache needs to be freed.

-l, –loop=INTEGER
Loop how many times (default: 1)

-V, –volume=STRING
A floating point dB value for the sample volume (ex: 0.0)

An arbitrary property

X display to use

Help Options
-h, –help
Show help options

Show all help options

Show GTK+ Options

GTK+ Options
Program class as used by the window manager



Program name as used by the window manager

X screen to use

–sync Make X calls synchronous

Load additional GTK+ modules

Make all warnings fatal

canberra-gtk-play is Copyright 2008 Lennart Poettering.

This manual page was written by Francois Wendling
for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

2010-08-01 canberra-gtk-play