Beep is an advanced PC speaker beeping program. It is useful for situations where no sound card and/or speakers are available, and simple audio notification is desired.
Command-line interface to this feature can be installed with Pacman.
# pacman -S beep
By default, beep command can be run only root, but other users can be allowed to run it by changing the permissions of the beep command.
# chmod u+s /usr/bin/beep
Tips and Tricks
While many people are happy with the traditional beep sound, some may like to change its properties a bit. The following example plays slighly higher and shorter sound and repeats it two times.
# beep -f 5000 -l 50 -r 2