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Old 11-02-2010, 11:34 PM   #1
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Terminal Shutdown -h -P with a beep?


I have a habit of watching videos when I go to sleep. So I decided to start using, for example, the following when I laid down:

sudo shutdown -h -P 60

Of course this shuts down the computer in an hour. I was wondering if there was a way I could get the computer to beep a few times for the last 10 Minutes and then a few more times for the last 5 minutes?

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:21 AM   #2
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You could use a script (run in the background):
Code:
#!/bin/sh
sleep 50m
printf '\a'; sleep 1; printf '\a'; sleep 1; printf '\a'
sleep 5m
printf '\a'; sleep 1; printf '\a'; sleep 1; printf '\a'
sleep 5m
sudo shutdown -h -P now

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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Great. Thanks. I will give that a try tonight and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 11-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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Well I forgot to do this last night. However I did install the program beep. I forgot this and started falling asleep watching a movie and I did the sudo shutdown -h -P 120 Well the movie ended and the speakers where loud and it BEEPED. Good that it does it now, bad that I think they heard it several blocks away.
 
  


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