Get terminal to 'say' something at login

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by somewhatvaguely, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. somewhatvaguely macrumors member

    somewhatvaguely

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    #1
    I was wondering if I could use a terminal command(or something else) to make my mac *say* something at login, and maybe even the current time?

    Thanks!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #2
    What do you want it to say?

    Attached is an app that says Welcome to OS X, it is (time).

    Put it in the Applications folder and set it as a login item.
     

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  3. somewhatvaguely thread starter macrumors member

    somewhatvaguely

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  4. Disturbedone1 macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Editing

    How do you edit this file if you want it to say something else?
     
  5. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Go into

    Welcome.zip\Welcome.app\Contents\QuickLook

    There's a pdf with screenshots of Automator. I'm on a PC, so I cannot try it, but it's probably from Automator.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #6
    Open Automator, then "Open an Existing File"

    Choose the Welcome.app, then edit away ...

    If you are not comfortable doing that, let me know what you want it to say.

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    No need. Just follow my instructions above.
     

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