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Title: How to make speaking clock (via cron and festival tts) work while playing music
ID: /2018/06/10/How-to-make-speaking-clock-_via-cron-and-festival-tts_-work-while-playing-music
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As per this answer: Can I use cron to chime at top of hour like a grandfather clock?6 you need to export an environment variable before playing sounds in your cron script:

export XDG_RUNTIME_DIR="/run/user/1000"
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