howto do a robust simple cross platform beep

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 03:07:24 CEST 2012


On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Hans Mulder <hansmu at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> The other prerequisite is that the use is physically near the
> compueter where your Python process is running.
>
> If, for exmple, I'm ssh'ed into my webserver, then sending a sound
> file to the server's speaker may startle someone in the data centre,
> but it won't attract my attention.  If, OTOH, you do:
>
>     print "\7"
>
> , then an ASCII bell will be sent across the network, and my
> terminal emulator will beep.
>

Sure, though other of the OP's ideas preclude that too. But you could
use any network protocol that acknowledges sound (MUDs use \7
following the terminal).

ChrisA



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