how to get a beep, OS independent ?

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 13:49:06 CET 2008


Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 1:27 AM, Stef Mientki <stef.mientki at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> Rainy wrote:
>>     
>>> On Dec 6, 3:40 pm, Stef Mientki <stef.mien... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> hello,
>>>>
>>>> I want to give a small beep,
>>>> for windows there's message-beep,
>>>> and there seems to be something like " curses" ,
>>>> but that package seems to be totally broken in P2.5 for windows.
>>>>
>>>> Any other suggestions ?
>>>>
>>>> thanks,
>>>> Stef Mientki
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> For win there's winsound, you have to check sys.platform and do
>>> what's necessary for the platform in question. In linux I think
>>> you can just print '\a' (or does that only work in terminals?).
>>> If you know that ext. speakers are always on, you can do a nicer
>>> beep by using some wav file, in linux it's probably easiest to
>>> use an external program to play it, like wavplay. Basically,
>>> there is no single answer, it depends on circumstances.
>>> --
>>> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>>>
>>>       
>> '\a' or chr(7) prints an inverted "BEL".
>>     
>
> Inverted bell?
In the output window (stdout) which is black letters on white background,
it prints "bell" in white letters with a black background.
>  What do you mean? And what version dependency are you
> referring to?
>   
Well some of you actually hear something,
I don't,
so I expect that the Python version differs.

cheers,
Stef

> Cheers,
> Chris
>
>   




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