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ossdevlinks(8)		System Administration Commands		ossdevlinks(8)

NAME
       ossdevlinks - Open Sound	System legacy device management	utility.

SYNOPSIS
       ossdevlinks [-vr]

DESCRIPTION
       The  ossdevlinks	 utility creates and manages old style (legacy)	device
       files for OSS audio, MIDI and mixer devices.

       In previous versioms OSS	used "flat" device numbering  for  the	device
       files  (for  example /dev/dsp0 to /dev/dspN). OSS version 4.0 and later
       uses different naming scheme. The ossdevlinks utility is	used to	manage
       the legacy device names as symbolic links to the	new style devices.

OPTIONS
       Normally	 ossdevlinks  is  used without command line arguments. However
       there are a few command line options.

       -f<name>
	      Write legacydev file to <fname>.

       -N     Do not actually modify device files

       -r     Reset the	legacy device numbering	(do not	use).

       -v     Verbose output

       The -r option may invalidate audio device selections in the setup files
       of  various applications. This is considered highly undesirable.	Appli-
       cations using wrong audio devices may cause serious security  and  pri-
       vacy  problems.	For this reason	the -r option should never be used un-
       less there are no other ways to recover from  serious  audio/sound  re-
       lated  problems.	 After	that users should review the audio settings of
       all the audio applications they are using.

SEE ALSO
       ossinfo(1)

FILES
       /usr/local/sbin/ossdevlinks	 /usr/local/lib/oss/etc/legacy_devices
       /dev/dspN /dev/midiNN /dev/mixerN

AUTHOR
       4Front Technologies

				 08 July 2017			ossdevlinks(8)

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