Is there a way to enable the bell terminal and other sound notification from the terminal, while my "play user interface sound effect" setting is off ?

I don't like to have any sound notification (I prefer the flashing screen), but I'm using weechat and I wish I could enable some sound notification in it.

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You can create separate profiles one with sound disabled (default) and one with sound enabled (for your weechat). These are available both in Terminal and iTerm2.

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    thanks for your answer and to took the time to take screenshot. maybe I should have been clearer : in System Preferences / Sound / Sound effect , I disabled the "Play user interface sound effects", cause I don't want any sound from the U. So what I'm looking for is a solution to overwrite this setting just for the terminal/iterm2 maybe there is a way with a command line.
    – aroom
    Nov 6, 2015 at 16:24
  • For me that Play user interface sound effects settings doesn't have any effect on terminal bell sound (El Capitan 10.11.1)
    – sdayal
    Nov 6, 2015 at 16:45
  • you are correct. I stand corrected - my alert volume was all the way down. sorry and thanks for your help
    – aroom
    Nov 6, 2015 at 16:59
  • but now, I wish I could get the alert for the terminal exclusively. any idea ?
    – aroom
    Nov 6, 2015 at 17:06
  • It disables sounds like dragging items to trash, but for sounds inside terminal the profile settings takes preference. Do you hear a bell in terminal window on pressing say F10 with Play user interface sound effects disabled but Audible Bell enabled?
    – sdayal
    Nov 6, 2015 at 17:06

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