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jack_control is a Python based tool that allows to control the JACK server, using the newly defined DBUS service available in JACK2. It can be used when JACK has been compiled and installed with the DBUS layer. You can get and install Jack2 from SVN with :
git clone https://github.com/jackaudio/jack2
On Linux to build JACK with DBUS support, configure, build and install using :
./waf configure --dbus ./waf build ./waf install (in root)
The jack_control tool will be then installed. Look at what commands are available:
Usage: jack_control [command] [command] ... Commands: exit - exit jack dbus service (stops jack server if currently running) status - check whether jack server is started, return value is 0 if runing and 1 otherwise start - start jack server if not currently started stop - stop jack server if currenly started dl - get list of available drivers dg - get currently selected driver ds <driver> - select driver dp - get parameters of currently selected driver dpd <param> - get long description for driver parameter dps <param> <value> - set driver parameter il - get list of available internals ip <name> - get parameters of given internal ipd <name> <param> - get long description for internal parameter ips <name> <param> <value> - set internal parameter iload <name> - load internal iunload <name> - unload internal ep - get engine parameters epd <param> - get long description for engine parameter eps <param> <value> - set engine parameter
Commands allow to list the available drivers (backend), list parameters of all drivers, select a given driver, possibly set it's parameters, and start the JACK server with it. All server parameters can also be listed and changed. Internal clients can be listed and their parameters listed and changed.
State of server, drivers and internal clients are automatically saved and restored (using an XML based file).