linux music tools It is quite possible and was done all the time in the bad

Christopher Chaltain chaltain at
Wed Jul 29 04:02:17 UTC 2015

There's also Orca which you can use with a terminal.

It is true that there were a lot of commercial screen readers for DOS 
when DOS was the only operating system used on PC's, at least for the 
most part. I don't think there are any screen readers for DOS now, and 
if there were, they'd focus on those applications people run from the 
DOS command line, leaving the GUI screen readers to work with the GUI 
applications people use, which isn't unlike what we have now on Linux.

I also don't understand the statements about scripting in Linux. Your 
BASH script, assuming BASH is the shell you're running, can be just as 
simple as any DOS batch file. DOS batch files couldn't do much more than 
branch and loop around command line calls, and if that's all you want to 
do in BASH then you can definitely do that. Is the problem here that in 
DOS you had commands named del, ren and copy, and in Linux those same 
commands are called rm, mv and cp. If so, that should be a pretty easy 
transition to make.

On 07/28/2015 05:37 PM, Hart Larry wrote:
> I like your comments Sam. And yes while there seems much more
> developement of Linux tools than DOS, why is it we have many less
> screen-reader options? In a non-graphical console, I count only these
> screen-readers:
> Jupiter
> Speakup
> Maybe emacsspeak
> WB and clifox
> Unfortunately Speakup seems to be an only choice I have with a DecTalk U
> S B? Jupiter worked with my older DEC PC.  At least many of DOS
> screen-readers were commercial-and-they had lots of features, such as
> ajustable pronunciation dictionaries. So in these cases a screen-reader
> is both a comfortable listening as well as typing experience. And no,
> Sam, after nearly 9 consecutive years in strictly Linux, I never have
> been able to understand-and-jump from writing simple DOS batch files to
> understanding nor writing Linux scripts or aliases. In DOS the commands
> seemed understandable to a non-programmer. So while these days I only
> run DOS from Linux, I can certainly understand-and-appreciate why some1
> would want to remain in mostly DOS. Thanks once again for
> listening--and-yes I understand if I were able to created, I would be
> able to enjoy dreams-and-inhancements on this Debian machine such as an
> easier mp3editor, or create software to normalize videos in a directory.
> Hart
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