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Old 08-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #1
kline
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How do i create a calendar/remind program that outputs "xmessage" or similar??


Am I going to have to hack my own program to let me have xmessage output a string at time == T? I'd rather not, but i can't figure out how to script what I want to do.

Let's say that on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I would want some calendar program to remind me to quit working by 22:00 and on Tuesdays and Thursdays be reminded to quit at midnight. Something like '% xmessage "Okay, time to turn in"' would be an acceptable string in a popup or dialog. I want the string in a graphic to hold the string.

So far I haven't been able to decypher the remind samples to put in my ~/.reminders. remind '-kxmessage %s &' fails ... along with everything else I've played around with.

thanks for any ideas.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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Why not use any of the (I'm sure) zillion reminder/todo list/calendar programs and applets I'm sure you have readily available for your desktop.

You didn't specify your distro, or whether you use KDE, Gnome or "Something Else" - but I'm sure there are lots of options.

For example, "gTodo" (a Gnome applet).

IMHO .. PSM
 
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:48 PM   #3
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Alarm clock

Try this one out ... you may like it: alarm-clock

If you use debian just do this:

Code:
su - 
apt-get install alarm-clock
When I first used it ... it took forever for me to figure out how to turn the danged alarm OFF! There is a small icon you click to shut the bloody thing up that appears to the left of the 'missed alarms' button.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-11-2010, 06:20 PM   #4
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I don't find ``alarm-clock'' on my ubuntu 8.04; but the ``gtodo'' almost works. i finally waded thru the man page of ``remind'' and saw that i had entirely missed RUN. I was scanning the examples for EXEC or similar. So, thanks for the suggestions, guys, but after I have figured out all the tricks and gotcha of remind, that ought to do what i want.

---I had no idea there were so many of these things! glad there are... .
 
  


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