Commands by liancheng (1)

  • The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by short breaks. You need to prepare a short .wav file (the "ring.wav" in the sample command line). This command will trigger aplay to play ring.wav 25 minutes from now on, which can be used as a poor man's pomodoro timer. Show Sample Output


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    echo "aplay ring.wav" | at now + 25 min
    liancheng · 2013-03-22 04:27:57 0

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