Set a Reminder for yourself via the notification system

sleep 6s && notify-send -t 10000 -u critical "remember to think" &
This will be seen through your system's visual notification system, notify-osd, notification-daemon, etc. --- sleep accepts s,m,h,d and floats (date; sleep .25m; date) --- notify-send (-t is in milliseconds && -u low / normal / critical) man notify-send for more information --- notification-daemon can use b/i/u/a HTML

By: zed
2010-07-01 02:17:24

What Others Think

Why not: sleep 6s && notify-send -t 10000 -u critical think &
kniht · 618 weeks and 5 days ago
It's shorter? I guess if sleep fails for a crazy reason you'll get your notification right away? :-P
zed · 618 weeks and 5 days ago
ahh, I misread. I didn't realize you dropped the subshell. I didn't realize the ; was causing & to hang. Will update, thanks for the tip.
zed · 618 weeks and 5 days ago
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Alyssalauren · 16 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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