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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.

Simple "at"-like script thingie to run other things at a given time

Posted 05-31-2014 at 01:00 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-31-2014 at 01:16 PM by the dsc (bad phrasing/grammar)
Tags lazyness

now=$(date +%s)
then=$(date --date "$1" +%s)
sleep $((then-now))
I was just tired to try to figure the syntax and usage of "at", when I just wanted gxmessage to pop up to remind me of something.

Usage: "when 17:20 && gxmessage whatever or whatever you want to start at 17:20"

Change "when" to whatever name you wish to call it. Perhaps "by" is more grammatically...
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