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pw-config - Man Page

Debug PipeWire Config parsing

Examples (TL;DR)

Synopsis

pw-config [options] paths

pw-config [options] list [SECTION]

pw-config [options] merge SECTION

Description

List config paths and config sections and display the parsed output.

This tool can be used to get an overview of the config file that will be parsed by the PipeWire server and clients.

Common Options

-h | --help

Show help.

--version

Show version information.

-n | --name=NAME

Config Name (default 'pipewire.conf')

-p | --prefix=PREFIX

Config Prefix (default '')

-L | --no-newline

Omit newlines after values

-r | --recurse

Reformat config sections recursively

-N | --no-colors

Disable color output

-C | -color[=WHEN]

whether to enable color support. WHEN is never, always, or auto

Listing Paths

Specify the paths command. It will display all the config files that will be parsed and in what order.

Listing Config Sections

Specify the list command with an optional SECTION to list the configuration fragments used for SECTION. Without a SECTION, all sections will be listed.

Use the -r options to reformat the sections.

Merging a Config Section

With the merge option and a SECTION, pw-config will merge all config files into a merged config section and dump the results. This will be the section used by the client or server.

Use the -r options to reformat the sections.

Examples

pw-config

List all config files that will be used

pw-config -n pipewire-pulse.conf

List all config files that will be used by the PipeWire pulseaudio server.

pw-config -n pipewire-pulse.conf list

List all config sections used by the PipeWire pulseaudio server

pw-config -n jack.conf list context.properties

List the context.properties fragments used by the JACK clients

pw-config -n jack.conf merge context.properties

List the merged context.properties used by the JACK clients

pw-config -n pipewire.conf -r merge context.modules

List the merged context.modules used by the PipeWire server and reformat

Authors

The PipeWire Developers <https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pipewire/pipewire/issues>; PipeWire is available from <https://pipewire.org>

See Also

pipewire(1), pw-dump(1),

Info

1.2.0 PipeWire