Quick tip, the Say command

Submitted by Robert MacLean on Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:00

MacOS has a great tool, called say which just says what you pass it. For example say "Hello" and next you'll hear your device say Hello.

Where this is really useful is when you want to do a long running action and get notified when it is done. For example git clone https://github.com/torvalds/linux.git && say "clone complete"

So, what about for Windows? You can do something similar with Powershell. First the setup:

Add-Type -AssemblyName System.speech
$say = New-Object System.Speech.Synthesis.SpeechSynthesizer

Once you have that in place you can use it like this: git clone https://github.com/torvalds/linux.git; $say.Speak("clone complete")