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Starts and shows a timer. banner command is a part of the sysvbanner package. Instead of the banner an echo or figlet commands could be used. Stop the timer with Ctrl-C and elapsed time will be shown as the result.
pauses exactly long enough to wake at the top of the hour
Says time every 5 seconds in hours, minutes and seconds using festival.
works the same, but uses festival instead of espeak
Useful contexts :
You are doing yoga or some other physical training in which you are holding a position.
Or you practice the pomodoro productivity technique.
Or your girlfriend said "We're leaving in 40 minutes".
sleep executes before espeak to give you a 5 seconds head start.
espeak is run in the background so it doesn't mess up the timing.
Countdown clock - Counts down from $MIN minutes to zero.
I let the date command do the maths.
This version doesn't use seq.
Say you want to time how long a task you're performing takes. Start this simple timer and you're done!
The biggest advantage over atoponce's nifty original is not killing the scrollback. Written assuming bash, but shouldn't be terribly difficult to port to other shells. S should be multiple spaces, but I can't get commandlinefu to save/show them properly, any help?
Requires figlet. Other than that, this should be portable enough across all the Bourne-compatible shells (sh, bash, ksh, zsh, etc).
Produces a massive number using figlet that counts down the number of seconds for any given minute interval. For example, here's a 4-minute timer:
i=$((4*60)); while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do clear; echo $i | figlet; sleep 1; i=$(($i-1)); done;
And a 1-minute timer:
i=$((1*60)); while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do clear; echo $i | figlet; sleep 1; i=$(($i-1)); done;
Simple countdown clock that should be quite portable across any Bourne-compatible shell. I used to teach for a living, and I would run this code when it was time for a break. Usually, I would set "MIN" to 15 for a 15-minute break. The computer would be connected to a projector, so this would be projected on screen, front and center, for all to see.
Schedule your Mac to sleep at any future time.
Also wake, poweron, shutdown, wakeorpoweron. Or repeating with
sudo pmset repeat wakeorpoweron MTWRFSU 7:00:00
pmset -g sched