Synthesize text as speech

echo "hello world" | festival --tts
The Festival Speech Synthesis System converts text into sound. Or: links -dump http://youfavoritewebsite.com | festival --tts
Sample Output
Put up your speaker volume to hear the message.

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2009-02-20 14:00:50

What Others Think

similarly you can use espeak which takes stdin by deafult so the command is shorter echo "hello world" | espeak i will sometimes pipe books to espeak so i can listen to them while i work curl http://craphound.com/littlebrother/Cory_Doctorow_-_Little_Brother.txt | espeak you get used to the funny voice after a while - LOL
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CooperRaff · 25 weeks and 5 days ago

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