Question about bash wrapper script

yersinia yersinia.spiros at
Sun May 2 10:58:14 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Davide Bolcioni
<dblistsub-fedora at> wrote:
> On Sunday 02 May 2010 10:52:57 Berry, Randall wrote:
>>   I have an application I am working on that requires a config file in
>> the users home directory. This file is .asoundrc (alsa sound config) I
>> need to write a script that does 5 things.
> Assuming the format is the same format used in /etc/asound.conf, what you
> need is known as a "parser" and you need one which can be invoked from bash.
>>   I've gotten all but step 3 and step 4 to work so far but I don't know
>> how to tell bash to check for the needed parameters in an existing file
>> and if not there append them.
> There is a project for writing configuration file parsers
>  <>
> but it does not seem to include one for .asoundrc. A quick Google search
> turned up nothing. The functionality you need is probably available through
> the Alsa library, but I suspect this would require some C programming.
Naturally there is nothing against to contribuite to auges in first
place if inclined.

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