Bug#619842: pacmd: no way to leave w/o killing server?

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Sun Apr 10 21:57:33 UTC 2011

On 2011-03-27 20:21, arne anka wrote:
> Package: pulseaudio-utils
> Version: 0.9.21-4
> Severity: normal
> apparently, there's no way to leave pacmd w/o killing the pulseaudio
> server.
> that's rather ridiculous since the idea of pacmd is obviously to
> configure a server -- once it it is killed, all settings done in pacmd
> are gone again.
> it's easy to end up in the pacmd shell by mistake, so there should be
> anon-destructive way back.

I usually use Ctrl-C to exit from the pacmd shell, and that works 
without killing the daemon. You can also supply a single pacmd command 
on the command line, e g "pacmd help" will output help information and 
then return to the shell immediately.

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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