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drumstick-guiplayer - Man Page

A Drumstick GUI utility for playing MIDI files.


drumstick-guiplayer [options...] [FILE]


This program is a Drumstick example and utility program. You can use it to play Standard MIDI Files and Cakewalk WRK files with GUI controls.


The following arguments are optional:


The name of the input (mid/kar/wrk/rmi) file.

-p|--port= client:port

MIDI Destination Port.


Prints a summary of the command-line options and exit.


Prints the program version number and exit.

-style= style

sets the application GUI style. Possible values are motif, windows, and platinum. If you compiled Qt with additional styles or have additional styles as plugins these will be available to the -style command line option

-stylesheet= stylesheet

sets the application styleSheet. The value must be a path to a file that contains the Style Sheet. Note: Relative URLs in the Style Sheet file are relative to the Style Sheet file's path.

-session= session

restores the application from an earlier session.


prints debug message at the end about number of widgets left undestroyed and maximum number of widgets existed at the same time


sets the application's layout direction to Qt::RightToLeft


sets the backend to be used for on-screen widgets and QPixmaps. Available options are raster and opengl.

-display display

sets the X display (default is $DISPLAY).

-geometry geometry

sets the client geometry of the first window that is shown.

-fn|-font font

defines the application font. The font should be specified using an X logical font description.

-bg|-background color

sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated).

-fg|-foreground color

sets the default foreground color.

-btn|-button color

sets the default button color.

-name name

sets the application name.

-title title

sets the application title.

-visual TrueColor

forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display.

-ncols count

limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is using the QApplication::ManyColor color specification. If count is 216 then a 6x6x6 color cube is used (i.e. 6 levels of red, 6 of green, and 6 of blue); for other values, a cube approximately proportional to a 2x3x1 cube is used.


causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display.


sets the input method server (equivalent to setting the XMODIFIERS environment variable)


defines how the input is inserted into the given widget, e.g., onTheSpot makes the input appear directly in the widget, while overTheSpot makes the input appear in a box floating over the widget and is not inserted until the editing is done.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation, considering as source code any files used for the production of this manpage.

See Also

drumstick-drumgrid(1), drumstick-vpiano(1)


Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <plcl@users.sf.net>

Referenced By

drumstick-drumgrid(1), drumstick-playsmf(1), drumstick-vpiano(1).

December 23, 2023 drumstick 2.9.0