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Questions regarding audible or visual alerts made by a terminal when user attention is required.

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change bell sound in iTerm2

I found several answers on how to silence the bell in iTerm2 or add visual alerts to replace it. I do find the audio bell useful, but I'm starting to hate the default sound. I only want to change its ...
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Issue rapid, consecutive terminal alerts

I'd like to issue 2-3 rapid, consecutive alerts in an automated script running in the standard terminal app. I am already able to issue a single alert with echo -e '\a'. However, when I try to issue ...
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How do I disable the beep/bell sound in iTerm2 in macbook?

The shell in macbook makes annoying beep/bell/boop sounds. For the OEM terminal, this answer works on disabling this annoying sounds:
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Remote xterm terminating with an error event BadAccess

I'm logging into a remote server using ssh -x and then running xterm. Whenever the keyboard bell is trying to be run, I get the following messages and xterm exits: xterm: warning, error event ...
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How to disable the bell in urxvt?

I'm using urxvt on Fedora 30, and when I press ^G, or when I do some other actions, the terminal beeps. How can I disable the beep? I skimmed through the manpage and found that you can start urxvt ...
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How to disable the bash "bell" on ConsoleZ?

I am using ConsoleZ to work on multiple Cygwin bash terminals. I use the Teb extensively for path completion. But by default, the "bell" sound is heard whenever the completion is not unique. This ...
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echo BEL character without new line in batch code?

Using the Bel Character in cmd (the CTRL+G character) I can make a sound in my batch file. However, because of how that works, it makes a new line. Is there a way I could not make a new line when ...
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How do I turn on/off the beep in the terminal in Linux?

In linux echo -e '\a' is one way you can alert the user with a beep. But if it isn't working how to enable or diagnose it? And if it is working how's the best way to quiet it. (This was asked here ...
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disable terminal bell except when called manually

The terminal bell rings in several scenarios. To name a few: when you attempt to delete when at the beginning of a prompt when you attempt to tab complete with no valid options in vim, when you ...
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Unix/Windows/Putty bell or beep utility won't ring | The Unix is Ubuntu server 16.04 SSH Bash

I use Putty to SSH my remote Ubuntu 16.04 server. 1. Putty bell won't ring: I want to ring the Putty bell and tried the dedicated commands for that: echo -e "\07" && echo -e "\007" When I ...
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How to ring the system bell from command line?

I'm using some Bash scripts under Linux that require some time to complete; I'd like to add at the end of them a command to ring the system bell when those tasks are done, so I can be notified. What'...
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What triggers notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell" in KDE?

I'm running KDE on Debian Testing. From time to time, programs running in a terminal (Konsole) trigger system notifications of the form "Bell in session Shell". What triggers these notifications? ...
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Mutt checking incoming mail in tmux

I've been using mutt and liking it. I work with tmux, and one issue that I've had is receiving notifications of incoming emails (via mutt's beep_new setting). I've got the mail_check and timeout ...
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Only single beep for a series of bells in PuTTY

After typing echo -ne '\a' && echo -ne '\a' in PuTTY session only single beep is being produced on local computer instead of two beeps. What is the reason? In PuTTY settings for this session,...
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Windows 8 Pro Remote Desktop issue

I have a weird issue here. I'm running Windows 8 Pro. The client computer is also running Windows 8 Pro. Remote Desktop works when I'm in the same network. I tried connecting using my external IP ...
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setting visual bell to flash in iTerm

I am using iTerm on OSX (leopard) to ssh to a linux machine. I run screen on the dev machine to save my work between sessions. I am not a big fan of audio bell and I don't like screen's default 'Wuff ...
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DSL performance depends on ISP?

In Canada, the DSL-based internet access is open, and any ISP can sub-lease the phone cables from Bell (for example) and provide Internet to customers. My current provider is an independent one, not ...
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How can I disable the bell in the Windows console? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turning off the cmd window beep sound I just accidentally dumped a binary file that contained lots of BEL (ASCII 0x07) characters to my Windows command prompt. The Windows ...
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