Fun extras with the OS X terminal

I’m writing some more R scripts today to make up for the discrepancy between different people’s interpretation of the concept of disparity and variance, and I felt the need to add a signal that the script was done running. I’ve used play() in the past, but it seems silly to use an extra library when I have other methods…

system("say All done!");

I was also playing with the system volume, but decided not to do too much, since I’m usually listening to music, and blowing my ears out is not my preferred method of learning that my function has completed running.

Change the system volume from the command line – OS X Daily Check out Kevin’s comment for some more tricky things.

Of course, you can always just play a sound without the play() function–just use Terminal! http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=33962

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