Playing sound.

Mike Gorse mgorse at WPI.EDU
Tue Apr 18 23:15:38 EDT 2000

On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Tommy Moore wrote:

> Hey guys. You guys know of a way to have the system play you a sound when
> new mail comes in?
Here is part of my .procmailrc:
:0 c
* ^To:.*mgorse
* !^To:.*,
|cat >/dev/audio is a sound file that I downloaded a while ago from
sunsite's archive.  This way it only plays the sound when I get mail
addressed to me and not to anyone else (ie, not for messages from mailing

Or you could use biff, which will beep at you and give you a blurb on any
consoles where you have it set on.

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