Tune your guitar from the command line.

for n in E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4;do play -n synth 4 pluck $n repeat 2;done
This command, taken from play's manual page, plays a synthesized guitar tone for each of the strings on a standard tuned guitar. The command "play" is a part of the package "sox".

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2009-12-13 06:57:26

What Others Think

Doesn't work in my setup, changes to the play command perhaps? play --version play: SoX v14.2.0 for n in E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4;do play -n synth 4 pluck $n repeat 2;done play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given
philiph · 654 weeks and 1 day ago
I don't know, you might try changing the synth type. Try this: for n in E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4;do play -n synth 4 sine $n repeat 2;done
eightmillion · 654 weeks and 1 day ago
second try for n in E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4;do play -n synth 4 sine $n repeat 2;done gives same errors play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given play synth: no type given your tip just don't work out-of-box
Charon · 653 weeks and 5 days ago
Same thing here. I'm using: sox --version sox: SoX v14.2.0
narcelio · 653 weeks and 4 days ago
Apparently it only works with sox version 14.3.0 or greater.
eightmillion · 653 weeks and 4 days ago
Tuning guitar through command?? That's nice. Anyway, I started to love coding after I visited your blog. Now I am a good coder as well as I love to learn new codes. laparoscopic surgery of endometriosis I can manage complex codes also only because of you.
GeronJacob · 16 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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