man audacity Command

Man page for apt-get audacity Command

Man Page for audacity in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man audacity

Man Audacity  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man audacity in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man audacity

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

audacity(1)                                                                                                                                              audacity(1)

audacity Graphical cross platform audio editor

audacity help
audacity version

audacity [ blocksize nnn] test
audacity [ blocksize nnn] [ AUDIO FILE ] ...

Audacity is a graphical audio editor. This man page does not describe all of the features of Audacity or how to use it; for this, see the html documentation
that came with the program, which should be accessible from the Help menu. This man page describes the Unix specific features, including special files and
environment variables.

Audacity currently uses libsndfile to open many uncompressed audio formats such as WAV, AIFF, and AU, and it can also be linked to libmad, libvorbis, and
libflac, to provide support for opening MP2/3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC files, respectively. LAME, libvorbis, libflac and libtwolame provide facilities to
export files to all these formats as well.

Audacity is primarily an interactive, graphical editor, not a batch processing tool. Whilst there is a basic batch processing tool it is experimental and
incomplete. If you need to batch process audio or do simple edits from the command line, using sox or ecasound driven by a bash script will be much more pow
erful than audacity.

help display a brief list of command line options

version display the audacity version number

test run self diagnostics tests (only present in development builds)

blocksize nnn
set the audacity block size for writing files to disk to nnn bytes

~/.audacity data/audacity.cfg
Per user configuration file.

/tmp/audacity /
Default location of Audacity's temp directory, where is your username. If this location is not suitable (not enough space in /tmp, for exam
ple), you should change the temp directory in the Preferences and restart Audacity. Audacity is a disk based editor, so the temp directory is very
important: it should always be on a fast disk with lots of free space.

Note that older versions of Audacity put the temp directory inside of the user's home directory. This is undesirable on many systems, and using some
directory in /tmp is recommended. Open the Preferences to check.

When looking for plug ins, help files, localization files, or other configuration files, Audacity searches the following locations, in this order:

Any directories in the AUDACITY_PATH environment variable will be searched before anywhere else.

The current working directory when Audacity is started.

~/.audacity files

The system wide Audacity directory, where is usually /usr or /usr/local, depending on where the program was installed.

The system wide Audacity documentation directory, where is usually /usr or /usr/local, depending on where the program was installed.

For localization files in particular (i.e. translations of Audacity into other languages), Audacity also searches /share/locale

Audacity supports two types of plug ins on Unix: LADSPA and Nyquist plug ins. These are generally placed in a directory called plug ins somewhere on the
search path (see above).

LADSPA plug ins can either be in the plug ins directory, or alternatively in a ladspa directory on the search path if you choose to create one. Audacity
will also search the directories in the LADSPA_PATH environment variable for additional LADSPA plug ins.

Nyquist plug ins can either be in the plug ins directory, or alternatively in a nyquist directory on the search path if you choose to create one.

This man page documents audacity version 1.3.5

Audacity is distributed under the GPL, however some of the libraries it links to are distributed under other free licenses, including the LGPL and BSD

For details of known problems, see the release notes and the audacity wiki:

To report a bug, see the instructions at

Project leaders include Dominic Mazzoni, Matt Brubeck, James Crook, Vaughan Johnson, Leland Lucius, and Markus Meyer, but dozens of others have contributed,
and Audacity would not be possible without wxWindows, libsndfile, and many of the other libraries it is built upon. For the most recent list of contributors
and current email addresses, see our website:


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