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Temporarily suspend PulseAudio

see also : pulseaudio - padsp - pacmd - pactl


pasuspender [options] -- PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS ...]

pasuspender --help

pasuspender --version

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cp $PKG_BUILD/src/.libs/pasuspender $INSTALL/usr/bin
# cp $PKG_BUILD/src/.libs/pax11publish $INSTALL/usr/bin
cp $PKG_BUILD/src/.libs/pulseaudio $INSTALL/usr/bin


pasuspender is a tool that can be used to tell a local PulseAudio sound server to temporarily suspend access to the audio devices, to allow other applications access them directly. pasuspender will suspend access to the audio devices, fork a child process, and when the child process terminates, resume access again.

Make sure to include -- in your pasuspender command line before passing the subprocess command line (as shown above). Otherwise pasuspender itself might end up interpreting the command line switches and options you intended to pass to the subprocess.


-h | --help

Show help.


Show version information.

-s | --server=SERVER

Specify the sound server to connect to.

see also

pulseaudio , padsp , pacmd , pactl


The PulseAudio Developers <pulseaudio-discuss (at) lists (dot) freedesktop (dot) org>; PulseAudio is available from

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