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Re: a count-down timer?

On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Douglas Bates wrote:

> Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 12:51:49 -0600 (CST)
> From: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.WISC.EDU>
> To: debian-user@lists.DEBIAN.org
> Subject: a count-down timer?
> Resent-Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 18:40:40 +0000
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> 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"

check "at" command. It has own debian packae i believe



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