[PD] OS X MIDI startup options

Maurice Leysens signedup at leysens.com
Mon Sep 21 20:28:42 CEST 2009

Unfortunately this does not appear to work. But i too can open a file  
automatically that way.

I am aware that there are some tricks that have to be done in a normal  
Mac MIDI program in order to connect to a specific device. Not all are  
available at the time of start up. But if you create one using the IAC  
feature of the 'Audio MIDI Setup' it does persist from boot to boot.  
It is not thought a device like on Linux.

I would love to have a solution that does not require recompiling the  



On Sep 21, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Dan Wilcox wrote:

> On Sep 21, 2009, at 3:01 PM, pd-list-request at iem.at wrote:
>> I am a newbie to PD (but not to programming) and i was unable to  
>> find the archives to this list to search for my question before  
>> asking it.
>> I am interested in running Pd on a headless Mac mini. Where the  
>> mini simply becomes an OSC and MIDI processor. But it will require  
>> Pd to start up with a selected input and output port. It does not  
>> appear to do that. The Tcl/Tk interface does not store the last  
>> known configuration, forcing you to select the in/out manually each  
>> time. I found a set of command line options, such as -miniindev - 
>> midioutdev. i tried them along the lines of ./Pd-extended - 
>> midioutdev 'midiiac' or -midioutdev 'MidiPipe Input 1' but no luck.  
>> The options appear to befavoring Linux and a device such as /dev/ 
>> midi.
>> Is there a was to have a port configured at startup on the OS X  
>> version? My goal is to simply be able to turn on the mini and  
>> connect using an OSC transmitting device or a controller.
> I think you can add the commandline options at the end of the  
> startupflags in Pd-extended->Preferences->Startup.  This is where I  
> put the name of a patch I want to start whenever I use pd.
> --------
> Dan Wilcox
> danomatika.com
> robotcowboy.com

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