Re: a count-down timer?
Douglas Bates wrote:
> This may be a leading candidate in the "dumbest question ever asked on
> debian-user" contest but does anyone know of a program in some package
> that provides a count-down timer? That is, I want to set a time of 5
> minutes and start the timer then have it pop up a window or ring the
> bell or do something to alert me when the five minutes is up. There
> are many programs such as rclock that can alert me at a specific time
> on a specific day but I want to be able to say "five minutes from now"
> without a lot of hassle.
> Emacs-based solutions are welcome as are more elegant versions of
> sleep 5m; echo "^G"
at now + 5m
should do what you want, or the program 'remind'
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