dcd: I’ll give you three guesses …

I just got done mentioning cdcd, so I should probably mention this one and hope I’ve covered them all: dcd.


Yes, another console CD player, although this one is slightly different.

Whereas jac, cdcd and even adcd all monopolize a terminal prompt to work, dcd releases your terminal for other purposes while it runs.

Whether that’s good or bad is for you to decide. It does mean dcd doesn’t have much in the way of an interface, and I just got done saying I prefer visual applications.

But it does mean that for a background job, like playing a CD, you can do as well to instruct it to start playing, and then go back to what you were doing.

Six in one, half dozen in the other. You can decide which style you prefer — captured virtual console, or one-shot command.

If you still have CDs, of course. 🙄

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