Subject: Re: spkr beep
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dan Debertin <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2002 16:15:23
Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> $ echo "\a"
You know quite well what I'm talking about :).
Some "echo" implementations (ksh in particular) interpret \a as the
keyboard bell. Sadly, it appears that NetBSD's /bin/echo, as well as the
echo built into vanilla bourne do not treat this escape sequence
specially. Bash's echo will honor it if the -e flag is passed.
It just struck me that `printf "\7"' should also do the trick,
regardless of the shell in question.
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