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I'd like to interact with an AIML interpreter that runs on the command line (Howie) using standard input and have the output played using espeak.

I've tried:

./runme.py | espeak --stdin

No success yet.

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The command posted will send the standard output from runme.py to the standard input of espeak. – ash Jan 9 '14 at 17:58
    
So, what is the problem? – ash Jan 9 '14 at 17:58
    
I'm guessing then that I have some other issue, perhaps with the Raspberry Pi I'm running this on, because I should be hearing audio, but I don't. – Yusufk Jan 15 '14 at 15:01
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I managed to achieve what I wanted:

echo "Welcome to the lab $(cat /var/mail/pi|grep "was granted entry" |grep -v "<p>" | sed "s/ was.*/ /"|tail -1 | awk -F ", " ' { t = $1; $1 = $2; $2 = t; print; }')" |espeak -ven-us+f4 -s150 2>/dev/null
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