Archive for September 12th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

We have quite a few Terminal tricks we like to share with Mac users. Most provide clearly functional improvements to using the Mac. But sometimes, it’s just time for a bit of fun; with that in mind, we give you the Say command.

“Say” is a Terminal command that will speak anything you type after the command. You can try it out by launching Terminal, located at /Applications/Utilities, and then typing or copy/pasting the examples given here.


Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

A simple example:

say hello

Will cause your Mac to speak the word hello.

You can also specify which voice your Mac should use when it speaks the say command by using the -v attribute. An example:

say -v fred hello

In this case, the voice named Fred will be used to speak the word hello.

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