ring the bell

alias beep='echo -en "\007"'

By: adavies42
2009-02-05 10:14:24

What Others Think

shorter: echo -e \\a Bonus! Works over an ssh connection. Yay! :-)
mpb · 616 weeks and 4 days ago
Shorter by 2 characters and (in my opinion) easier to write: printf \\a Also doesn?t print out a blank line.
thrifus · 277 weeks and 4 days ago
@thrifus Fair point on the length, but the `-n` suppresses the blank line, at least on systems with the version of `echo` that implements that.
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