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I have just installed Cygwin with OpenSSH on my computer, and would like to have a speech program that I can run from a SSH session in a console, similar to the say command in Mac OS X.

I have tried this one but whenever I try to run it in an SSH session on my iPhone, i get the message This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.

I am using the app called 'SSH Terminal', if it is possible that it is the app that makes a difference.

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My solution was to have a loop running on the computer that keeps checking for the existence of say.txt and if it exists, then say it and then delete the file. I then just put what I wanted to say in say.txt from my iPhone.

while [ 1 -eq 1 ]
if [ -f say.txt ]; then
    say `cat say.txt`
    rm -f say.txt
    sleep 1

In an SSH session:

echo "say this" > say.txt
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