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Re: Darn 'beep' stoped working after installing Stretch in place of Jessie




On Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:17:05 +0200, Dejan Jocic wrote:

> On 01-08-17, RavenLX wrote:
>> Having it work out-of-the-box would be nice. After a fresh install, I
>> have a bash script I run that installs all the apps I use and
>> configures them. Sometimes though, there are things that a user needs
>> to answer. Thus, if I want to have the script running and go do
>> something else, I want to "beep" when it's going to need attention by
>> the user. I noticed this does not work in Stretch so I ended up
>> removing the part to install the "beep" package and use beep to alert
>> the user. I have tried escape codes via echo -e as well, and no beep
>> there either.
>> 
>> 
> Does printf "\a" works for you? Though, echo -e "\a" works here too.

printf "\a" and echo -e "\a" work, as well as all other versions of 
echo like:
echo -e \\a
echo -e '\a'
echo -en '\x07'
echo -en "\x07"

However neither of them produces an expecting "beep sound" (do not 
confuse with 'beep' comand/utility). Exsecuting any of the above 
produces default system "Sounds Effects" sound instead.