It's really great to be able to set a timer of sorts by running a command at a certain time. The old
at command does just this!
Unfortunately for OSX users, the service that processes
at commands is disabled by default. So, let's enable it, reload it, and start scheduling commands.
atrun_plist=/System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.atrun.plist sudo sed -i '' 's/true/false/g' $atrun_plist sudo launchctl unload -F $atrun_plist sudo launchctl load -F $atrun_plist
Now, you can schedule commands for a certain time, like so:
echo 'say Pomodoro is over. Take a break && growlnotify -s -m "take a break"' | at now + 25 minutes echo 'heroku pipeline:promote && say "Site pushed to production on schedule"' | at 15:30 echo 'brew update && say Homebrew updated three days after that package you wanted was to be updated && brew upgrade that-package && say that-package updated from Homebrew' | at 4pm + 3 days
I find this super useful for reminders when combined with
I tried this on OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Behavior might change! To be sure, double check
man 8 atrun to ensure that all you need to do is change the
Disabled value to
false and load atrun.