[CentOS] Audio Output Timer Utility

Tue Jan 9 19:43:13 UTC 2018
Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net>

On Tue, 9 Jan 2018 17:34:32 +0000 (UTC)
Chris Olson wrote:

> One of our test directors suggested that we use a digital count-
> down timer with audio outputs to prompt test operators for their
> inputs or responses at appropriate times.  We have not found such
> a utility on our CentOS 6 distribution.

Use the sleep command and festival.

echo "one " | festival --tts
sleep 5
echo "two" | festival --tts
sleep 4
echo "ten thousand three hundred twelve " | festival --tts
sleep 50
echo "operation complete" | festival --tts

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