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NAME

pax11publish – PulseAudio X11 Credential Utility

SYNOPSIS

pax11publish -h

pax11publish [options] [-d]

pax11publish [options] -e

pax11publish [options] -i

pax11publish [options] -r

DESCRIPTION

The pax11publish utility can be used to dump or manipulate the PulseAu‐
dio server credentials that can be stored as properties on the X11 root
window.

Please note that the loadable module module-x11-publish exports the
same information directly from the PulseAudio sound server, and should
in most cases be used in preference over this tool.

Use the following command to dump the raw PulseAudio-specific data that
is stored in your X11 root window:

xprop -root | grep ^PULSE_

OPTIONS

-h Show help.

-d Read the PulseAudio server credentials currently set on the X11
root window and dump them in a human readable form. This reads
the PULSE_SERVER, PULSE_SINK, PULSE_SOURCE and PULSE_COOKIE
properties.

-i Similar to -d, however dumps them in a Bourne shell compatible
format so they may be used together with the eval shell command
to set the $PULSE_SERVER, $PULSE_SINK, $PULSE_SOURCE environment
variables. Also reads the authentication cookie from the root
window and stores it in ~/.config/pulse/cookie.

-e Export the currently locally used sound server, sink, source
configuration to the X11 root window. This takes the data from
the $PULSE_SERVER, $PULSE_SINK, $PULSE_SOURCE environment vari‐
ables and combines them with the data from ~/.con‐
fig/pulse/client.conf (or /etc/pulse/client.conf if that file
does not exist). If specific options are passed on the command
line (-S, -O, -I, -c, see below), they take precedence. Also
uploads the local authentication cookie ~/.config/pulse/cookie
to the X11 server.

-r Removes the configured PulseAudio configuration from the X11
root window.

-D DISPLAY
Connect to the specified X11 display, instead of the default one
configured in $DISPLAY.

-S SERVER
Only valid for -e: export the specified PulseAudio server as
default to the X11 display instead of the one configured via
local configuration.

-O SINK
Only valid for -e: export the specified sink as default sink to
the X11 display instead of the one configured via local configu‐
ration.

-I SOURCE
Only valid for -e: export the specified source as default to the
X11 display instead of the one configured via local configura‐
tion.

-c FILE
Only valid for -e: export the PulseAudio authentication cookie
stored in the specified file to the X11 display instead of the
one stored in ~/.config/pulse/cookie.

AUTHORS
The PulseAudio Developers ; PulseAudio is available from http://pulseau‐
dio.org/

SEE ALSO

pulseaudio, xprop

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