I installed SVOX pico2wave and created a script. Now when I enter:
speech "Hello world"
The computer text-to-voice engine says out loud "Hello world". Furthermore, I use in
.bashrc the variable
PROMPT_COMMAND defined as:
PROMPT_COMMAND="speech 'Command executed.'"
So the nice text-to-voice engine announces me loud that the command is executed, before returning the prompt in the terminal.
However, this gets boring after a while and I thought it would be really cool to end each command in terminal with the computer speaking a different line of text (think of the autopilot of Starship Enterprise).
So I created in .bashrc an array variable, with different messages:
array="Shields at 90%" array="Engaging proton overdrive" array="Autopilot disengaged" array="Targetting solution available" array="Alert. Incoming missile." array="Deploying countermeasures." array="Firing torpedoes." array="Engaging auto-cannon." array="Severe damage on deck 17. Sealing off." array="Deploying repair droids to deck 17."
What I would like, is that each time I run a command in terminal, the variable
PROMPT_COMMAND to be updated and read a different random line in the array.
I presume I need a loop, but I didn't know how to make it.
I would be most grateful for any help. Thank you.