Beep or playing a sound [Attn: CGF]

Christopher Faylor
Sun Mar 21 05:42:00 GMT 2004

On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 09:52:12PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Edwin Goei wrote:
>>Is there a program that will beep or make a sound in cygwin?  In bash,
>>I've tried "echo -e \\a" and I get a control-G char but no sound.  Is
>>there a program that will play a sound file that comes w/ cygwin?  I
>>run xemacs which does produce sounds but I'm looking for a simpler way.
>The ^G character will work in an xterm or rxvt running under X11.
>It also used to work in the Cygwin console, but apparently doesn't

echo "^G"

where ^G is the literal "control g" character works fine for me.  ^G
uses the Windows MessageBeep call so if that isn't working then there
are undoubtedly other things wrong with your system.  Either that or you
have sound muted.


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