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AOSS(1)								       AOSS(1)

NAME
       aoss  -	Wrapper script to facilitate use of the ALSA OSS compatibility
       library.

SYNOPSIS
       aoss osscommand [arguments]

DESCRIPTION
       aoss is a simple wrapper script which facilitates the use of  the  ALSA
       OSS compatibility library. It just sets the appropriate LD_PRELOAD path
       and then runs the command.

       This is useful in cases where routing settings (which can  be  made  in
       your  .asoundrc	file)  need to be applied to commands that use the OSS
       API.

       Examples of asoundrc configuration:

       pcm.dsp0 {      type plug      slave.pcm "hw:0,0" }

       or

       pcm.dsp0 {      type plug      slave.pcm "dmix" }

       In the above configuration examples, the pcm.dsp0 definition is used to
       wrap  calls  do	/dev/dsp0.  You	 can  also  wrap  usage	 of /dev/dsp1,
       /dev/dsp2, etc. by defining pcm.dsp1, pcm.dsp2, etc..

       The PCM name to open can be given  explicitly  via  ALSA_OSS_PCM_DEVICE
       environment variable, too.  This overrides the default dsp0, etc.

       Note  on	 mmap: aoss mmap support might be buggy. Your results may vary
       when trying to use an application that uses mmap'ing to access the  OSS
       device files.

   Arguments
       osscommand
	      A command that uses the OSS API

       arguments
	      The appropriate arguments and options for the OSS command.

       AUTHORS
	      The   OSS	  compatibility	  library   is	 by   Abramo   Bagnara
	      <abramo@alsa-project.org>.  The aoss script  and	this  document
	      are by James Tappin <james@xena.uklinux.net>.

				3 October 2001			       AOSS(1)
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