Ubuntu beep for console

If you need to run alot of scripts in your console you’ll find that it’s terrible to wait for those scripts to finish.
I’ve found the “beep” application that allows you to send a sound signal when you run “beep” in the console. With this application I no longer need to stare at the console waiting for that script to finish, because when the script finishes you’ll receive a system beep sound.

So lets say I want to run the script “backup.sh” and receive a beep signal when the script finishes:

$ ./backup.sh ; beep

To install the beep application in ubuntu just run this command in the console:

$ sudo apt-get install beep

  • Guillem González Vela

    Not working on Ubuntu 12.04!