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Old 09-30-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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Searching for small reminder app

Hi all,

I have a very minimalist KDE install with as few apps and suites as possible and would like to keep it that way. I know about kalarm but it seems to want kdepim and/or kontact. I don't want those apps on my machine.

What I want is a small reminder app that will tell me it is time to take my pills. I do not want a huge suite of programs for this one tiny function. Does anyone know of such an app?


For anyone looking... I am now using remind by Roaring Penguin with the tkremind GUI.

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Old 09-30-2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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*IF* you have cron installed,
*IF* you have dialog (or xdialog) installed,

why not write a small shell script to pop up a dialog box with the reminder, then set up a crontab to run the script at the required times?

I'm not sufficiently skilled in either shell scripting or crontab scheduling to offer an example, but I beleive I know enough about them to be certain it isn't all that difficult. It may take some literature research (shell scripting and crontab scheduling) on your part, but it can be done.


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