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
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. Multiple 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 times.
- -p, --pause SECS
- Time to wait between every check. Default is 5 seconds.
- -k, --kill
- Kill a running vboxbeep. This option can only be used by root.
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options.
- -v, --version
- 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 distribution-specific
documentation how to do that (e.g. with Debian GNU/Linux read
This manual page was written by Andreas Jellinghaus <email@example.com>,
for Debian GNU/Linux and isdn4linux.