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tput: Ring the terminal bell.
$ tput bel
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The command "tput bel" in the terminal is used to generate an audible sound. It sends the "bell" control character to the terminal, which by default plays a beep sound.

The "tput" command is a terminal utility used to query and manipulate various terminal capabilities or settings. In this case, "tput bel" specifically requests the terminal to play a bell sound.

This command is often used in scripts or programs to alert users or draw attention to specific events or conditions. For example, it can be used as a notification sound to indicate the completion of a task, an error, or a warning.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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