Build Command with Auditory Feedback
Here’s a short and fun little ditty I’m going to throw up here so I can find it later… (because why would I try to memorize something so simple when I can put it here and share with you all?).
My Builds Are Speaking to Me
Running this command from my Mac command line window gives a nice audio feedback when builds are complete.
(gulp && say 'super!') || say "what the what?" -v Albert
While doing some project work on my Mac lately I’m in the situation where I am constantly running
gulp at the command line. This workflow could apply to any CLI build tool like gulp, rake, make, etc and ya I know I need to spend the time getting
gulp watch to work but let’s not worry about that for now…
The build is not slow, but it’s not fast (taking about 6) seconds. That’s just enough time for me to see a squirrel and by the time I realize the build is done, I’ve forgotten if I actually recently kicked off the build or if the most recent run is out of date from the latest code I’ve worked on…
So I searched for a quick way to get some auditory feedback when my build was done so I could more efficiently continue the development flow…
I first stumbled upon this gist which has a NodeJS implementation