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Re: [K12OSN] I need some software to automate the recess buzzers



On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 11:03, Huck wrote:
> This sounds like it would be an awesome little application.
> 
> Some form of a gui to create an editable schedule(s) that can be applied 
> to the current day/week/month/etc...
> With the ability to record from a mic an announcement and plug it in at 
> a specified time, as well as play default sounds...
> then even if it only output to the soundcard that would be something 
> that most PA-systems could utilize(probably a bit easier than a parallel 
> port)
> 
> Times like these I wish I were a programmer!

The bits and pieces you need are all there: (at, cron, rec, play)
at least if done from the server or a standalone machine.  It might
be a little tricky from a client but esdplay should work within the
same session (probably not with cron).
If someone knows how to type the commands you are all set.  If you
need a gui and context-sensitive help on the quirks of cron, it
will take some work.   I don't think the task scheduler in the
system tools menu is much easier to use than 'crontab -e' but
someone might.

-- 
  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com



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