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Audible warning when a downloading is finished

Terminal - Audible warning when a downloading is finished
while [ "$(ls $filePart)" != "" ]; do sleep 5; done; mpg123 /home/.../warning.mp3
2009-12-06 10:55:09
User: mrttlemonde
Functions: mpg123 sleep
Audible warning when a downloading is finished

This command can be set as an alias in ~/.bashrc

For example (in my case) I have :

alias watchDl='while [ "$(ls $filePart)" != "" ]; do sleep 5; done; mpg123 /home/.../warning.mp3" '

Then I just need to

- initialize filePart (e.g. filePart="*bigFile*rar.part")

- launch watchDl


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

Why not just make it a function in your .bashrc like this:

watchDL(){ (while [[ $(ls "$1") ]]; do sleep 5; done && mpg123 /home/.../warning.mp3) & }

That way, you can specify the file when you call it (like "watchDL file.part"). This also runs in a subshell, so it doesn't take over your shell while you download is running.

Comment by eightmillion 432 weeks and 4 days ago

My last suggestion has some problems, but this seems to work correctly:

watchDL(){ ((while [[ $(ls "$1" 2>/dev/null) ]];do sleep 5;done && mplayer /home/.../warning.mp3 &>/dev/null)&);}

I had to substitute mplayer for mpg123.

Comment by eightmillion 432 weeks and 4 days ago

Ok, you're right... it's a better solution!

Comment by mrttlemonde 432 weeks and 4 days ago

Thanks for submitting it. It's a great idea.

Comment by eightmillion 432 weeks and 4 days ago

Or while [ "$(ls $filePart)" != "" ]; do sleep 5; done; echo "Download has finished" | espeak

using espeak

Comment by matthewbauer 432 weeks and 4 days ago

I've been doing some more tweaking on this. I may have gone a bit overboard. This version also pops up a notification announcing that the download is completed and tells how long it took:

watchDL(){ echo "Watching $1...";((while [ -e "$1" ];do sleep 1;((t++));done&&notify-send -i ktorrent "watchDL" "Download of ${1%.part} completed Time: $((t/60)):$([ $(expr length $((t%60))) -lt 2 ]&&echo 0)$((t%60))"&&mplayer /home/.../warning.mp3 &>/dev/null)&);}

I'm using notify-send which is a part of libnotify and the icon used for the notification is the ktorrent icon, but that can be changed to whatever anyone wants.

Comment by eightmillion 432 weeks and 4 days ago

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