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I have seen how Mac can tell (and say) time on hourly, half-an-hour, or quarterly basis. This is very convenient because you can hear the Mac telling you what time it is.
I am looking for something like this on Linux. Anything that I can install to attain this?
Example:
At 10:15am, the computer will automatically says (as in speak): "It's ten fifteen a.m."

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Which Linux distribution are you using? (e.g. Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo...) –  Jeremy Banks Nov 26 '11 at 3:14
    
I am using Debian. –  Neilvert Noval Nov 26 '11 at 3:14
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The Festival text to speech application comes with an example script that says the current time.

All you would need is a cron job set to run at the times you wanted, running the script:

0 * * * * festival /path/to/saytime

This would have festival say the time at 00 of each hour.

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