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sets volume via command line

Terminal - sets volume via command line
amixer -c 0 set PCM 2dB+
2009-02-22 22:06:46
User: Fate
Functions: amixer set
-4
sets volume via command line

this will increase the volume by 2 decibels on the pcm channel. the argument to -c is for which sound card to use, the arg after set is the channel (PCM, Master, etc.) and what to set by.

related commands:

amixer -c 0 set PCM 2dB-

decrease volume by 2 decibels

amixer -c 0 set PCM toggle

toggle mute/unmute

this is for alsa systems

for mac os (and maybe other UNIX systems) osascript -e 'set Volume *' where * is any number (can have decimal points) between 0 and 10

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Terminal - Alternatives
amixer -c 0 set Master 1dB+
2013-07-25 15:28:45
User: chrisp6825
Functions: amixer set
0

adjusts the 'Master' channel's volume up by 1dB.

Can use command 'amixer' to see other channels :

Simple mixer control 'Master',0

or

Simple mixer control 'Capture',0

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