fox(_at_)gso(_dot_)SAIC(_dot_)COM (Warren "Caddy to the Dalai Lama" Fox) writes:
I'm sure there's a simple answer to this, but I don't see it
in the man pages. I want to play an audio sound when mail arrives.
I'm currently using this recipe, which works, but I'm wondering if
there is a more efficient way to do this (I'm trying to pipe the
mail into rsh?).
# add sound to these senders,
# but still read from standard mailbox
| rsh jarl "/bin/audioplay -v 60 ~/audio/splat.au"
As Guy Geens mentioned, you'll want the 'i' and 'h' flags on the rsh.
Other points to consider:
You probably meant to include a '*' in the condition, and the \< and \>
regexp token may be a good idea as well to delineate the names as words:
You may as well pass rsh the -n flag. This saves a process (rsh has
to fork otherwise to handle both directions). Beware: some rsh's
require you to place the -n *after* the hostname.
You may want to add "2>/dev/null" to the command line to avoid filling
your procmail log with "audioplay: unable to open /dev/audio:
permission denied" when you aren't logged in.
Why not just make the rsh action be non-delivering, and fall through
for the delivery to your mailbox?
To sum up:
|rsh -n jarl "/bin/audioplay -v 60 ~/audio/splat.au" 2>/dev/null