pipewire.conf man page

pipewire.conf ā€” The PipeWire server configuration file




PipeWire is a service that allows access to multimedia devices and allows media sharing between applications.

On startup, the daemon reads a configuration file to configure itself. It executes a series of commands listed in the config file.

The config file in the default location is used but the environment variable PIPEWIRE_CONFIG_FILE can be used to specify an alternative config file.

General Commands


Show a quick help on the commands available.


set-prop key value

Sets a property with the given key to value.

Plugin Mapping

add-spa-lib pattern library

Maps the plugin features that match pattern to library. When the systen needs a plugin feature

Module Management

load-module [options] name [arguments...]

Load a module specified by its name and arguments. For most modules it is OK to be loaded more than once.


exec program

Execute program. This is usually the session manager.


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

See Also

pipewire(1), pw-mon(1),

Referenced By


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