Cliconnect is a small utility used for creating JACK connections. It is entirely keyboard driven, allowing navigating the JACK connections without a mouse. Although it serves its purpose for OpenAV, it is not recommended for production usage. A screenshot below of cliconnect with JACK and MPV.


Vim style key bindings to move the cursor, and space bar to make/break a connection:

  • j    Move down
  • k   Move up
  • l    Move right (select destination port)
  • h   Move left (select source port)
  • space Connect or disconnect selected ports

Source Code

Cliconnect is available as source code from github. Just “make” to build the binary, ensuring that the JACK and NCurses development libraries are installed!