[PD] Changing pd path in Settings stores current audio api to .pdsettings

IOhannes m zmölnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Sat Nov 11 00:09:32 CET 2017

On 11/10/2017 01:46 PM, Peter P. wrote:
> Hi list,
> For many years I started pd on Linux from the console with its default audio
> settings from my then .pdrc defaulting to alsa with a simple
> 	pd
> When I needed pd to use jack I would start 
> 	pd -jack
> Nowadays it seems that pd stores whatever audio API I am currently using
> whenever I change any aspect of its settings, eg. changing search paths.
> This can lead to
> 	pd
> telling me that jack is not running. I have to check every time I modify any pd setting which audio API gets stored to
> .pdsettings and if that is my prefered default (alsa). Is there anything
> I can do to have a fixed default API regardless of other settings (a
> bash alias is not an option)?

i was going to suggest an alias, but alas.

how about a wrapper script?

$ cat /usr/local/bin/pd
/usr/bin/pd -alsa "$@"

there's a related PR on github (it doesn't solve your problem, but also
tries to avoid spilling some cmdline options into the Pd-settings)


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