Remote recording from comand line

Hello all.

I’d like to start recording from a remote command line using the start and stop times.

Does Audacity have that option?

A speaker starts at 9:45 using the microphone in the middle of his event and I’d like to start recording at 9:40 and stop at 10:30 without having to manually type any commands.

Either ssh into the PC at 8:30 and run the command and then Audacity does the job of recording and saving to the PC or use crontab to run the script.


Audacity supports automation via mod-script-pipe (See:, though as you are on Linux, a much easier approach would be to use arecord, parec, SoX, or some other command line recorder.

Another possible alternative is to use Audacity’s “Timer Record” feature: