setting speakup to certain settings

Daniel Dalton daniel.dalton47 at
Sun Nov 25 08:36:18 UTC 2007


I am trying to write a shell script to set all the speakup settings on 
boot up. Actually not all but some. I want punc level and reading to be 
at 2 and rate to be at 6.
It seems this is cleared at shutdown. Do I just run my script like this?

This is what I did:
emacs ~/

echo 6 > /proc/speakup/rate
echo 2 > /proc/speakup/punc_level
echo 2 > /proc/speakup/reading_punc

(I hope the last line is correct)
when I save the file and type:
./ it says:
bash / permission denied.
If I type it as root I get the same error.
Any ideas?
And once the script works how do I make it be ran when the box boots?

Also does anyone know of a good online guide to shell scripting?

Daniel Dalton
daniel.dalton47 at

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