Commit 8203423b authored by Tanu Kaskinen's avatar Tanu Kaskinen

man: document when system.pa is used instead of default.pa

parent cd46a4ef
......@@ -23,15 +23,21 @@ License along with PulseAudio; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
<synopsis>
<p><file>~/.config/pulse/default.pa</file></p>
<p><file>@PA_DEFAULT_CONFIG_DIR@/default.pa</file></p>
<p><file>@PA_DEFAULT_CONFIG_DIR@/system.pa</file></p>
</synopsis>
<description>
<p>The PulseAudio sound server interprets the file
<file>~/.config/pulse/default.pa</file> on startup, and when that file
doesn't exist <file>@PA_DEFAULT_CONFIG_DIR@/default.pa</file>. It
should contain directives in the PulseAudio CLI language, as
<p>The PulseAudio sound server interprets a configuration script on
startup, which is mainly used to define the set of modules to load. When
PulseAudio runs in the per-user mode and
<file>~/.config/pulse/default.pa</file> exists, that file is used. When
PulseAudio runs in the per-user mode and that file doesn't exist,
<file>@PA_DEFAULT_CONFIG_DIR@/default.pa</file> is used. When PulseAudio
runs as a system service, <file>@PA_DEFAULT_CONFIG_DIR@/system.pa</file> is
used.</p>
<p>The script should contain directives in the PulseAudio CLI language, as
documented in <manref name="pulse-cli-syntax" section="5"/>.</p>
<p>The same commands can also be entered during runtime in the <manref name="pacmd"
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