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Old 10-18-2002, 08:50 PM   #1
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Making the system beep

I'd like to make the system beep.
I'm ssh'd in and I'm not sure if that has something to do with it.

I tried the /a character, beep.c, curses etc, and am unable to make it beep. I just rebooted it and heard it beep as I walked away. I know it's just toying with me ...

Any ideas ?
Old 10-18-2002, 10:09 PM   #2
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I believe its '\a' (backslash-a, not slash-a).

Old 10-19-2002, 02:49 AM   #3
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If you just want to cause a beep, then you can hit Ctrl-G (Control and g
together). If you want the system to beep on certain actions, that's a
bit more complicated and depends on what you are running, and on which
actions you want to cause beeps.
Old 08-25-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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im trying to write a bash script for a command line alarm clock to wake me up and to teach me somthing about bash scripting.. at the same time (more or less)... i also would like this to beep the system speeker.... lots...

i figured just puting somthing into /dev/dsp would work but it dosent seem to do anything
i cant find anything for beep or flash appart from their man pages... and all there is for curses is /usr/include/curses.h

im running fedora core 2 if that helps at all


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