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== Description == == Description ==
 +Remind is a sophisticated calendar and alarm service for [[UNIX]] (including Cygwin). It is a [[command line]] application that interacts well with other programs. Remind offers a specialized scripting language which is able to express complicated scheduling methods in just a few lines.
-Remind is a [[UNIX]] calendaring program. Remind is also a [[command line]] application+== Further Information on the Wiki ==
- +* Check out the [[Remind FAQ]] for a good overview.
-Project Homepage: http://www.roaringpenguin.com/penguin/open_source_remind.php+* The [[Remind Cookbook]] offers a bunch of useful Remind script snippets.
- +* [[Remind Include Files]] provides definitions for holidays and other special days.
-== Hacks ==+* [[Remind Helpers]] talks about a number of utilities that work well in conjunction with Remind.
-* Use [[GeekTool]] to display the output of [[Remind]] on your desktop. Remember to use the -q option to prevent GeekTool from queueing up all your timed reminders again every time it refreshes.+* Some users have posted more extensive Remind use cases:
-* I don't always have a terminal open, and sometimes when I do have one open, it's not the app currently in focus. So I wrote a [[User:ThePolack/RemGrowl.pl|Perl script]] that executes remind and shoves the output (via Mac::Glue) to a [[Growl]] notification. Then I put the script in ~/Library/Scripts where [[Quicksilver]] can see it and now I can just execute it any time I want to see my reminders no matter what application I'm working in.+** [[Remind use case 1]]
-* Use the [http://liepins.org/dashboard/ Shell Watcher] widget to display Remind's output in Dashboard.+** [[Remind use case 2]]
-* [http://freshmeat.net/projects/wyrd/ Wyrd] is a curses front-end for Remind. To run it in MacOSX you have to have your terminal set as xterm-color. This is [http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~pelzlpj/wyrd/osx.html| easy to do in terminal preferences], but if you find it causes problems for other programs, then you can put the following alias in your .bashrc file (this saves the old value, changes it, runs wyrd, then changes it back once wyrd exits):+
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- <pre>alias wyrd="OLDTERM=$TERM;export TERM=xterm-color;wyrd;export TERM=$OLDTERM"</pre>+
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-===nohup/remind/growl===+
-You can run remind as a background daemon and fire off reminders through growl:+
-<pre>nohup remind -z -k'growlnotify -s %s &' ~/.reminders &</pre>+
-==== Dissection ====+
-; nohup : don't kill this command when i close this terminal window or log out+
-; remind -z : run remind as a daemon, checking up every five minutes+
-; -kgrowlnotify : pass the reminders to growlnotify+
-; -s : make the growl bubble sticky+
-; %s : represents the text of the reminder+
-; ~/.reminders: what remind file to run, and again+
-; & : run as a background process+
== See Also == == See Also ==
-* the [[Remind Cookbook]]+* [http://www.roaringpenguin.com/penguin/open_source_remind.php Project Homepage]
-* [http://www.43folders.com/2005/02/guest_mike_harr.html 43F: Mike Harris looks at "Remind"]+* [http://www.43folders.com/2005/02/24/guest-mike-harris-looks-at-remind/ 43F: Mike Harris looks at "Remind"]
-[[Category: UNIX Software]] [[Category: Open Source]]+[[Category: Open Source]][[Category: Remind]][[Category: UNIX Software]][[Category: Calendar Software]]

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Remind is a sophisticated calendar and alarm service for UNIX (including Cygwin). It is a command line application that interacts well with other programs. Remind offers a specialized scripting language which is able to express complicated scheduling methods in just a few lines.

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