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ascd(1)			    General Commands Manual		       ascd(1)

       ascd - An AfterStep and WindowMaker CD player

       ascd [ -help ]
       ascd [ -version ]
       ascd [ -themes ]
       ascd  [	-geometry  geometry  ]	[  +/-withdrawn	] [ -device device ] [
       -mixer device ] [ +/-a ]	[ +/-p ] [ +/-t	] [ +/-B ] [ -cue time ] [ -ti
       time  ]	[ -volume volume ] [ -mvolume volume ] [ -maxvolume volume ] [
       -minvolume volume ] [ -fadestep value ] [ -theme	theme  directory  ]  [
       +/-ia ] [ +/-up ] [ -showtitle ]	[ -showartist ]	[ -debug ] [ -save ]

       ascd  is	CD player written to play audio	CD's integrated	in afterstep's
       Wharf module or WindowMaker's dock.  ascd handles mounted volumes,  and
       opens and closes	the tray.

       -help, -h
	    print a list of commandline	options	and exit.


	    print the version number and exit.


	    print the list of installed	themes and exit.

       -geometry <geom>
	    specifies the geometry of ascd. The	Geometry
	    works like the standard X-Window geometry option.

       +/-withdrawn, +/-w
	   Turn	on and off withdrawn mode. Use this option if
	   you use ascd	with WindowMaker.

       -device <device>
	    specifies the CDROM	device which should be used by
	    ascd. If "-DNO_DEFAULT_DEVICE" was set at
	    compilation	time this option will have no effect.

       -mixer <device>
	    specifies the mixer	device.	Works only if mixer
	    support was	enabled	at compilation.

       -cue <seconds>
	    specifies the time -in seconds- for	intro scan
	    and	cue modes.

       -ti <seconds>
	    specifies the timeout for the help texts. The
	    default is 1 second.

       +/-autoplay, +/-a
	    Turn on or off autoplay mode. When this is
	    turned on, ascd always wait	for a CD, and play it
	    automatically when inserted.

       +/-autoprobe, +/-p
	    Turn on or off autoprobe mode. This	mode
	    checks for inserted	CD. Default is on.

       +/-autorepeat, +/-t
	    autorepeat mode: when ascd reaches the end of the
	    last track,	the CD is not stopped and first	track
	    is played.

	    This option	is no longer supported.

       -maxvolume <value>
	    Set	the CD driver max volume.

       -minvolume <value>
	    Set	the CD driver min volume.

       -volume <value>
	    Set	the CD driver volume, between 0	and maxvolume.
	    Note that the -volume option in independant	from
	    the	mixer. It controls the drive, not the sound

       -mvolume	<value>
	    Set	the CD driver volume for the mute mode.

       -fadestep <value>
	    Set	the fade in/out	speed. Default is 5. Greater
	    values accelerate the fade.

       -theme <theme dir>
	    Specify the	visual theme to	use.

	    When this option is	enabled, AScd ignore the skip
	    orders found in WorkMan database and read all the
	    tracks of the CD.

	    When enabled, all the message (and the track title
	    display) are forced	in uppercase.

	    Show the track title if found in WorkMan database.
	    If the message panel is not	large enough, AScd
	    scrolls the	title.

	    Add	the artist name	to the track title (-showtitle
	    option needed)

	    AScd verbose mode

	    Save all the settings and exit. Usefull to 'make' a
	    new	configuration file: set	all the	stuff you want
	    to set and put -save as last commandline option.

	    ascd +w +a -device /dev/cd0c -save

	    Then, you just call	ascd without arguments,	it will
	    use	the settings you just saved.

       ascd stores its settings	in ~/.ascdrc.

       The theme files are usually stored in /usr/local/share/AScd.

       ascd  can  be called from one of	many ways.  The	most common invocation
       is the command line:

	    % ascd -device /dev/wcd0a +w +a &

       With Afterstep, another way to call ascd	is from	the window manager:

	    *Wharf - - Swallow "ascd" ascd&

       This line, when placed in the .steprc file in the users home  directory
       will cause ascd to use the shape	extensions so that it will be a	button
       on the Wharf (1)	button bar under the afterstep (1) window manager.

       Copyright 1999, Rob Malda and Denis Bourez. No guarantees or warranties
       or  anything  are  provided or implied in any way whatsoever.  Use this
       program at your own risk. Permission to use this	program	for  any  pur-
       pose is given, as long as the copyright is kept intact.

       Denis Bourez <>
	    application	since 0.7
       Rob Malda <>
	    application	until 0.6
       Dirk Foersterling <>
	    WorkMan maintainer
       Steven Grimm <koreth@Hyperion.COM>
	    WorkMan maintainer until 1.3
       Erik O'Shaughnessy <>
	    AIX	platform device	driver
       Michael Kurz <>
	    changes and	man page until 0.6


3rd Berkeley Distribution	  17 may 1999			       ascd(1)


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