Digital speech in Ubuntu 10.10

You can make your ubuntu terminal speak to to using spd
Open up a terminal window and type this command:

$ spd-say test

Your computer will then say “test”.
If you want to make your computer speak in complete sentences as below.

$ spd-say “ hello how do you do ?" 

You can even feed system variables into the spd-say command. For instance, to get spd-say to speak your current working directory:

$ spd-say $PWD

man spd-say for more details

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