Produce beeps using soundcard

Joshua Daniel Franklin
Thu Feb 13 20:23:00 GMT 2003

>From 'man bash':
       escape sequences, if present, are decoded as follows:
              \a     alert (bell)

Wouldn't this be better called "bell" or "alert"?

--- Vaclav Haisman <> wrote:
> Hi,
> this small patch adds an ability to produce beeps (\a) using soundcard by
> MessageBeep() call. It can be enabled by new CYGWIN option winbeep.
> Vaclav Haisman
> 2003-02-13  Vaclav Haisman  <>
> 	* (windows_beep): New variable declaration.
> 	(parse_thing): New CYGWIN option.
> 	* (windows_beep): New variable definition.
> 	(fhandler_console::write_normal):  Handle the new option.
> 	* (DLL_IMPORTS): Add libuser32.a for MessageBeep.

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