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OS X say command for Windows

When I switched to Mac OS X from a PC for work purposes, I found an interesting perk: it's easy to make the computer "speak" to you via Terminal. However I recently got a PC laptop, and am wondering if there is a similar command to the say command from OS X present in Windows XP that takes somewhat similar (if not exactly the same) parameters. Is there such a thing? If not an individual command, a batch file?


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Well, Windows XP includes Text-To-Speech as an accessibility option. You can see how to configure it in this knowledge base article.

There isn't a native command that does it from the command line, but someone wrote up something to do that called say.exe.

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