Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of Sox, please access the nomacs tag and open the latest article (the one on top).
Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Sox (Swiss Army Knife of Sound Processing) is a command line interface music player, that permits you to play music directly from your terminal, if you are good at using wildcards and bash completion.
The latest version available is SOX 14.4.1, which has been recently released.
In this article I will show you how to install SOX 14.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing SOX 14.4.1 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the sox and libsox-fmt-all packages. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skellat/flow1
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-all
For a few usage instructions, see this article.