Provided by: saytime_1.0-30_amd64 bug

NAME

       saytime - audio time check

SYNOPSIS

       saytime [ -ch ] [ -d dir ] [ -f fmt ] [ -o dev ] [ -t output-type ]

DESCRIPTION

       saytime speaks the current time through the computer's sound device.

OPTIONS

       -v factor
              Increase volume level by factor. Directly passed on to sox.

       -r sec Repeat at the specified interval in background mode.

       -c     Output to stdout.

       -d dir Use sounds from alternate directory (default /usr/share/saytime).

       -f fmt Specify format of time message. (see FORMAT STRING below).

       -h     Display simple help.

       -o dev Output to alternate file.  If -t is not specified with -o, -t defaults to ossdsp.

       -t output-type
              Specify  the  output  type  (oss,  alsa, etc.); this is passed directly to sox.  If
              neither -t nor -o is specified, saytime will pick a default destination via sox -d.

FORMAT STRING

       A format string can be specified to control the time  message.   Valid  format  characters
       are:

       %k     hour, 24-hour clock (00..23)

       %l     hour, 12-hour clock (01..12)

       %M     minutes

       %P     Introductory phrase ('The time is')

       %S     seconds

       The default format string is %P%l%M%S.

BUGS

       Likely a few. It doesn't handle errors gracefully.

CONTRIBUTORS

       Jef Poskanzer (original author),

       Patrick J. Edwards <pje120@mail.usask.ca>

       Charles Briscoe-Smith <cpbs@debian.org>

       David C Dawson <beagle7@pacificcoast.net> (the -v and -r options)

                                           14 Sep 2004                                 SAYTIME(1)