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Copyright 2005 Ian McCall,
License: GPL

A truly simple utility to make a beeping sound from the command line. command line. Useful in scripts to alert the user to the fact something has happened, or perhaps after a sleep command to indicate the sleep has finished.


Copy the binary to somewhere on your path, eg. /usr/local/bin, and type either:
beep to get a single beep, or beep f to beep n times.


I developed this using gcc under OS X 10.4.2 (powerpc-apple-darwin8-gcc-4.0.0). Thus the download contains a binary for OS X, but this should be portable to any OS that has the CURSES library available.