Audacity with CLI

Hey y’all, been using audacity since 2004 I believe, and I’ve always been a been a big fan of the product. I remember when I first started using Audacity, I strictly used it to make ringtones. I came up with a clever hack of uploading the ringtones to my website and then going to the file directly on my phone. This would cause the file to download as a free ringtone for me.

Anyway, as an avid user of the program, I was wondering if there will ever be any plans for some command line tools. I would love to have this feature, especially for my website design company, as I think it would make my life a lot easier. I could create files and then easily add them with simple CLI commands. I know that many users are scared of using terminal, but I wholeheartedly believe that it saves some crucial time. Time is money, so it would certainly be useful to save some of that. I feel like this will probably never get implemented, but I figured it was worth a shot to ask. I have nothing to lose, right?

Audacity is designed as a graphical interface application. I’m not aware of any plans to develop a CLI.
There is an experimental “scripting interface” (see: but it is not shipped as standard so it has to be built from the source code.

Probably a better option for CLI audio editing is SoX:

Hey Steve, thank you so much for the quick response! I can tell the you guys really care about your users. I will definitely give SoX a try. It looks pretty good from what I’m reading I really appreciate the help.