Bug#946029: espeak: inform that --stdin flag reads multi-line text and then speaks it after EOF
usawashi16 at yahoo.co.jp
Tue Dec 3 05:16:45 GMT 2019
There's two ways to have espeak read from stdin:
- running it with no arguments, which makes it speak every line; and
- running it with the --stdin flag, which makes it read a text file (viz.
multi-line text) from stdin until the EOF, and then speak it all at
I found out the difference between the two because, I wanted to
pipe edbrowse, an interactive program, to espeak
to make it speak out every new line of output -
so I read the manpage of espeak for flags to use stdin,
since some other programs in Debian require a flag.
I figured out after a while to not use that flag but,
it'd be nice if the manpage added
a sentence or two in the description for the --stdin flag
mentioning this different behaviour from no-argument espeak.
Thank you! And sorry for my bad writing..
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.1
APT prefers stable-updates
APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled
Versions of packages espeak depends on:
ii libc6 2.28-10
ii libespeak1 1.48.04+dfsg-7
ii libgcc1 1:8.3.0-6
ii libstdc++6 8.3.0-6
espeak recommends no packages.
espeak suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
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