saydate 0.3.0(1) audio date/uptime check


saydate [options]


This manual page documents briefly the saydate command.

saydate is a Linux shell program that talks the current date through the computer's sound device. It is adapted from the shell version of saytime.


A summary of options is included below.
Say weekday name (Sunday..Saturday).
Say month name (January..December).
Say day of month (the 1st..31st).
Say year (1970...).
Say the system uptime (uptime is 7 days 3 hours 47 minutes).
Say the phrase the date is.
Say the word the.
Say the word and.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.


sound files needed to say the date.
skript to convert files from au to raw for own recordings of saydate's voice.


Only English files are supported. Probably a few more.


au2raw(1), saytime(1).


Anthony Tekatch <[email protected]>

This manual page was written by Dr. Guenter Bechly <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). It is distributed under the GPL just like saydate itself.