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OSX: Use Say Command to Help You Play Hide-and-Seek

Terminal - OSX: Use Say Command to Help You Play Hide-and-Seek
txt="";for i in {1..20};do txt=$txt"$i. ";done;say $txt" Ready or not, here I come"
2011-12-11 05:51:22
User: antic
OSX: Use Say Command to Help You Play Hide-and-Seek

Hide-and-Seek is one of the greatest games in the parent's arsenal. Your kid runs off and hides for several minutes, while waiting for you to find him/her. This gives you time to catch a breath and check your email without feeling like a loser. If you'd also like to take advantage of the counting time--claiming that thinking space as your own--use this command on your OSX terminal to maximize downtime. Also, if your kid is like mine, you can get away with "for i in {1..100};" :)


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and, just added this to my .bash_aliases, which is conveniently backed up via symlink and replicated across multiple machines with Dropbox :)

alias seek='txt="";for i in {1..20};do txt=$txt"$i. ";done;txt=$txt" Ready or not, here I come";say $txt'

Now I can just type "seek" :)

Comment by antic 232 weeks and 2 days ago
for i in {1..20}; do espeak "$i"; done; espeak "Ready or not, here I come"

Linux/bash version. espeak needs to be installed

Comment by unixmonkey25543 232 weeks and 2 days ago

Or, a shorter version:

for i in {1..2};do say "$i. ";done;say Ready or not, here I come

I just have a habit of writing code that only invokes a program one time if it can help it :)

Comment by sleepdepninja 232 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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