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amidi

amidi [options]

Read and write raw MIDI files (.syx format, without timing information) to ALSA ports. For standard MIDI (.mid) files, use aplaymidi and arecordmidi.

Options

-a,--active-sensing

Record and send active-sensing (FEh) bytes in MIDI commands. By default, these bytes are ignored.

-d,--dump

Output all received data directly to the screen.

-h,--help

Display help information and quit.

-l,--list-devices

List all hardware MIDI ports.

-L,--list-rawmidis

List all RawMIDI definitions. Useful for debugging configuration files.

-p,--port=name

Use the specified port. This overrides the port set in the configuration file. If neither this flag nor the configuration file sets a port, the default is port 0 on device 0, which may or may not exist.

-r,--receive=filename

Write data from the port specified with the -p or --port flag to the file named here. This will be a raw file, and should end in .syx. Unless you use the -a option, it will not contain any Active Sensing (FEh) bytes.

-s,--send=filename

Send the file to the port specified with the -p or --port flag. Use raw (.syx) MIDI files only.

-S,--send-hex="hex-numbers..."

Send a string of hexadecimal numbers to the port specified with the -p or --port flag.

-t,--timeout=n

Stop listening after n seconds of receiving no data.

-V,--version

Display version information and quit.