jack-tuner is a musical instrument tuner that uses the JACK audio connection kit. It is a command line program, and it accepts many commands. The important ones are the tone and volume commands, which can produce any audible tone from 20hz to 20khz at a volume from 0 (silence) to 1 (loudest). It can also produce notes (for example, "tone D#" produces the note D#) over several octaves (for example, "tone C octave -1" produces the note C an octave below middle-C). It can also transpose notes (for example, "tone C > 5" produces G). There are commands to do microtonal tuning too. With multiple jack-tuner instances, you can tune chords. jack-tuner does not measure the note that an instrument is playing; instead you play the desired note with jack-tuner and tune your instrument by ear.