vboxbeep(1) Linux System Administration vboxbeep(1)
vboxbeep - isdn voice box (beeper)
vboxbeep [OPTION] [OPTION] [...]
vboxbeep is a daemon, that watches several message directories. If new
messages are found it will beep. Vboxbeep does not use vboxd, it can
only watch local directories.
Vboxbeep is also used to stop this annoying beep.
Without any options, vboxbeep will signal an already running vboxbeep
to stop its beep. Only root can start it as daemon.
-s, --sound HOURS
Hours to play beep signal. Use 24 hour format, like 0-23. Multi-
ple hours can be given separated by commas, a "*" is used for
always, "-" for never.
-m, --messagebox DIR
Message directory to scan. You can use this option several
-p, --pause SECS
Time to wait between every check. Default is 5 seconds.
Kill a running vboxbeep. This option can only be used by root.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
vboxbeep will only work if it is installed suid root. This may be a
security hole, so many distributions do not install it suid root, and
thus it’s useless. If you want to enable vboxbeep, please read the dis-
tribution-specific documentation how to do that (e.g. with debian
gnu/linux read /usr/doc/isdnutils/README.debian).
This manual page was written by Andreas Jellinghaus <aj@dun-
geon.inka.de>, for Debian GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.
ISDN 4 Linux 3.7 2000/09/15 vboxbeep(1)
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