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BEEP(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual		       BEEP(1)

NAME
     beep -- emit tone from console speaker

SYNOPSIS
     beep [-v] [-d <device>] [-p <pitch>] [<duration>]
     beep -h
     beep -V

DESCRIPTION
     beep causes a tone	to be emitted from the console speaker.

     The following options are available:

     -V	     Display version of	beep.

     -v	     Verbose mode. Print details of the	tone to	stderr before playing.

     -d	     Specify the device	to use.	The default is usually /dev/speaker.

     -h	     Display usage message.

     -p	     Specify the pitch of the tone in Hz. The default is usually
	     800Hz.

     The optional operand can be used to specify the duration of the tone in
     centi-seconds. The	default	is usually 5cs.

FILES
     /dev/speaker   default console speaker device

DIAGNOSTICS
     beep prints diagnostic messages to	stderr.	 In addition beep may exit
     with with the following codes:

     EX_OK   All was aparently successful.

     EX_USAGE
	     The flags or operands specified were incorrect or a parameter was
	     out of range.

     EX_OSFILE
	     The speaker device	specified could	not be opened. This may	be be-
	     cause of a	permission problem, the	device not being configured in
	     the running kernel	or some	other such error.

     EX_IOERR
	     A problem occured while trying to play the	tone or	close the
	     speaker device afterwards.

SEE ALSO
     kbdcontrol(1), speaker(4)

HISTORY
     beep was developed	under FreeBSD 4.6.

AUTHORS
     beep was written by Andrew	Stevenson <andrew@ugh.net.au>.

BUGS
     None known.

UgH!				 June 9, 2002				  UgH!

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