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Justinzobel / gist:e40f0cbfee1b2454f28b54f61d0d3506
Created Jul 19, 2019
How to switch audio output from a terminal on Linux
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Assumes you're using PulseAudio (fairly safe bet).
Find audio devices:
$ pactl list sinks | grep "Name: "
Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo
Name: alsa_output.usb-Corsair_Components__Inc._Corsair_Vengeance_1500-00.analog-stereo
Name: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo
Copy the name of the sink you want into the variable devicename below and save as a bash script.
This can now be used with a hot-key to switch audio on the fly without opening anything.
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