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speech-dispatcher - speech synthesis daemon


speech-dispatcher [-{d|s}] [-l {1|2|3|4|5}] [-c com_method] [-S socket_path] [-p port] [-t timeout] | [-v] | [-h]


Speech Dispatcher -- Common interface for Speech Synthesis (GNU GPL)


Run as a daemon
Run as single application
Start only if autospawn is not disabled
Set log level (between 1 and 5)
Set path to logging
Communication method to use ('unix_socket' or 'inet_socket')
Socket path to use for 'unix_socket' method (filesystem path or 'default')
Specify a port number for 'inet_socket' method
Set time in seconds for the server to wait before it shuts down, if it has no clients connected. Setting to 0 disables such shutdown
Set path to pid file
Set path to configuration
Set path to modules
Report version of this program
Output debugging information into $TMPDIR/speechd-debug if TMPDIR is exported, otherwise to /tmp/speechd-debug
Print this info

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Copyright © 2002-2012 Brailcom, o.p.s.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. Please see COPYING for more details.


The full documentation for speech-dispatcher is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and speech-dispatcher programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info speech-dispatcher

should give you access to the complete manual.

November 2022 speech-dispatcher 0.11.4