Is there a way to make the Ubuntu 14.04 terminal trigger a success or, if it fails to ping Google, a different sound, such as if the wifi goes down? If so, how would I do so on constant loop in the background, after a certain length of time passes? I assume it would be something like (command); sleep (time length); done or similar?
The question is actually a bit broad, AskUbuntu is for specific questions and this is more like can someone make me a script.
But hey, it's just a couple of lines, let's get you started:
#!/bin/bash while "true" do ping -w 10 -c 5 www.google.com if test $? -ne '0' then spd-say "connection lost" sleep 3s fi done
Basically we repeat a endless loop with ping and check if it exits with an error. ($? gives the exit-code of the previously executed program).
For timing you can just alter the ping command. Now turn on your speakers and enjoy. :)
ping -A 22.214.171.124 The uppercase A parameter to send us a beep sound whenever the target stops replying to our ping.