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I am running a Putty session on windows XP and I would like my shell script to give me an audible alarm.
ex
run program that produces text line like  job_name job_start Job_status etc.
grep ' FA ' from line and beep.

Is this possible?
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by:larsrohr
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Having your script print a ctrl-G (^G) should make your PuTTY terminal beep.

You can adjust your PuTTY settings (category Terminal -> Bell) to change how the beep works for you.  I found the "default system alert sound" to be rather quiet; "Beep using the PC speaker" was a little more noticeable, but you could also set a custom sound.

To have your script do "echo ^G", you may need to type "echo <ctrl>-V<ctrl>-G".

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by:tminelgin
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Doesn't seem to work.  The UNIX environment here perhaps doesn't support this.
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by:larsrohr
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What unix OS is it?  (uname -a)

What happens at the unix prompt if you just type ctrl-G and hit return?
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by:tminelgin
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AIX and 'ctrl-G' not found
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by:larsrohr
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Are you typing "ctrl-G" or are you using the Ctrl key and the G key simultaneously?  The latter is what you want -- just hitting the Ctrl and G keys simultaneously.
As a control character, ctrl-G (or ^G) should make a noise, but not show up as an entered command.
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by:scottbisker
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Not sure about AIX, but on linux if you pipe random data to the audio device it gives quite an alarm.

echo "asldfjal;sdfja;lsdfjl;askdfj;alkfdjl;akfdj" > /dev/audio
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tminelgin earned 0 total points
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nope, giving up.  Not that important.  BTW hitting cntl G places ^G on the line and when entered throws
"sh ^G not found"
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by:woolmilkporc
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echo "\a"
or
echo \\a

Works in my Putty session from Windows Vista to AIX with "Terminal" -> "Bell" -> "Make default system alert sound" and "Terminal" -> "Bell" -> "Beep using the PC speaker"

wmp
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