"pactl set-sink-volume somesink -5dB" will reduce the sink volume by 5 dB. What if the user wants to set the sink volume to exactly -5dB relative to full volume? That's currently not supported.
A suggestion: parentheses around the value could be interpreted so that the value should be treated as an absolute value. For example: "pactl set-sink-volume somesink (-5)dB"
should "-" only indicate decrease in percentage volume ?
No, I think relative adjustments make sense regardless of the unit.
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