I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.
Is there any command line tool that would give me the current volume of any audio input or output device given the name of that device?
pacmd is only useful for setting the volumes, it cannot give you the current volume of a particular device.
Ponymix is proven to be buggy already as I've tried it and it only sets and gets the volume of the default device.
aplay doesn't seem to have any such option either, same story with
aslamixer. Is the any other cmd tool to do the job?