An alarm clock made in Python

# # Description: A simple Python program to make the computer act # like an alarm clock. Start it running from the command line # with a command line argument specifying the duration in minutes # after which to sound the alarm. It will sleep for that long, # and then beep a few times. Use a duration of 0 to test the # alarm immediiately, e.g. for checking that the volume is okay. import sys import string from time import sleep sa = sys.argv lsa = len(sys.argv) if lsa != 2: print "Usage: [ python ] duration_in_minutes" print "Example: [ python ] 10" print "Use a value of 0 minutes for testing the alarm immediately." print "Beeps a few times after the duration is over." print "Press Ctrl-C to terminate the alarm clock early." sys.exit(1) try: minutes = int(sa[1]) except ValueError: print "Invalid numeric value (%s) for minutes" % sa[1] print "Should be an integer >= 0" sys.exit(1) if minutes < 0: print "Invalid value for minutes, should be >= 0" sys.exit(1) seconds = minutes * 60 if minutes == 1: unit_word = " minute" else: unit_word = " minutes" try: if minutes > 0: print "Sleeping for " + str(minutes) + unit_word sleep(seconds) print "Wake up" for i in range(5): print chr(7), sleep(1) except KeyboardInterrupt: print "Interrupted by user" sys.exit(1) # EOF
This code snippet shows how to create a simple alarm clock in Python, that can be run from the command line in a terminal.

It lets you specify the alarm time in minutes as a command line argument, and prints a wake-up message and beeps a few times, after that time arrives.

You can use 0 for the minutes to test it immediately, including to adjust the volume using your speaker controls.

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It doesn't beep.

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