How do I ring a bell?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Mon Oct 7 12:51:52 UTC 2013

On Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:37:35 +0100
Frank Leonhardt <frank2 at> wrote:

> In the good'ol days I could make UNIX ring a bell (literally) by sending 
> \a to the console TTY (an ASR33 in my case). Now there's an electronic 
> synthesised ting or beep from an terminal emulator IF it's got a sound 
> card and so on, and an IBM-PC had a beep routine in the BIOS.

	Try this:

echo ^G > /dev/console

	You'll have to type ^V^G to get a real ^G in the command line
(^ means control of course).

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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