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CDCONTROL(1)            FreeBSD General Commands Manual           CDCONTROL(1)

     cdcontrol - compact disc control utility

     cdcontrol [-sv] [-f device] [command ...]

     The cdcontrol utility is a program to control audio features of a CD
     drive.  The device is a name such as cd0 or mcd0.

     If no command is given, then cdcontrol enters an interactive mode,
     reading commands from the standard input.

     The following options are available:

     -s      Silent mode - do not print table headers and human readable

     -v      Verbose mode - print as much information as possible.

     -f device
             Specify a device, such as /dev/cd0c or mcd0.  Both absolute path
             and relative to /dev filename are possible.  Suffix `c' is added
             to the device name if needed.

     The available commands are listed below.  Only as many characters as are
     required to uniquely identify a command need be specified.  The word play
     can be omitted or the characters ``+'' and ``-'' can be used in the place
     of next and prev.

     play first_track [last_track]
                 Play from track first_track to track last_track.  The first
                 track has number 1.  Can be omitted in all cases.

     play start_m:start_s.start_f [end_m:end_s.end_f]
                 Play from the absolute address (MSF) defined by start_m in
                 minutes, start_s, in seconds and start_f (frame number) to
                 the absolute address defined by end_m in minutes, end_s, in
                 seconds and end_f (frame number). Minutes are in the range
                 0-99.  Seconds are in the range 0-59.  Frame numbers are in
                 the range 0-74.

     play [#start_block [length]]
                 Play starting from the logical block start_block using length
                 logical blocks.

     next [tracks]
                 Skip forward a number of tracks (default 1).

     prev [tracks]
                 Skip backward a number of tracks (default 1).

     pause       Stop playing.  Do not stop the disc.

     resume      Resume playing.  Used after the pause command.

     stop        Stop the disc.

     eject       Eject the disc.

     close       Inject the disc.

     volume left_channel right_channel
                 Set the volume of left channel to left_channel and the volume
                 of right channel to right_channel.  Allowed values are in the
                 range 0-255.

     volume mute
                 Turn the sound off.

     volume mono
                 Set the mono mode.

     volume stereo
                 Set the stereo mode.

     volume left
                 Play the left subtrack on both left and right channels.

     volume right
                 Play the right subtrack on both left and right channels.

     info        Print the table of contents.

     status [audio | media | volume]
                 Print the information about the disc:

                 audio   the current playing status and position
                 media   the current media catalog status
                 volume  the current values of the volume for left and right

     cdid        Display the serial number of the cd using the method used by
                 the cddb ( project.

     help        Print the list of available commands.

     debug on    Enable the debugging mode of the CD device driver.

     debug off   Disable the driver debugging mode.

     reset       Perform the hardware reset of the device.

     set msf     Set minute-second-frame ioctl mode (default).

     set lba     Set LBA ioctl mode.

     speed s     Set the highest speed that the drive should use. The speed is
                 a multiple of the single speed. This command is currently
                 only supported on ATAPI drives.

     quit        Quit the program.

     The following environment variables affect the execution of cdcontrol:

     CDROM     The cd device to use if one isn't specified with the -f flag.

     MUSIC_CD  These variables have been deprecated in favour of CDROM.


     Jean-Marc Zucconi,
     Andrey A. Chernov,
     Serge V. Vakulenko

     The cdcontrol command appeared in FreeBSD 2.1.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          July 3, 1995          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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