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Play sound file

This page was last updated on July 18, 2009.

Type this command in a terminal window, replacing the path and filename with the path and filename to the sound file you wish to play:
aplay -q "/path/filename.wav"

Note that this works by default with .wav files. To use it with au, raw, or voc files, you have to add a t to the command, followed by the file type. Examples:

  • .au:
  • aplay -qt au "/path/"
  • .raw:
  • aplay -qt raw "/path/filename.raw"
  • .voc:
  • aplay -qt voc "/path/filename.voc"

Obligatory Happy Ending

And they all lived happily ever after. The end.

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