OT: Linux Alarm Clock Suggestions?

Jim Richardson warlock at eskimo.com
Fri Jun 10 08:45:04 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 02:44 -0400, Edwin wrote:
> Strangely enough, I am having difficulty finding an alarm clock for
> Ubuntu... Google throws up nothing and sourceforge gives me a bunch of
> alarm clocks for Windows and Mac OS X.
> I don't need anything fancy. Just something that will play a .MP3 at a
> certain time. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
> /Edwin

you could use at, man at for details. Although to be honest, the man
page is a bit convoluted (say it isn't so!)

The easy way is to put the command for the mp3player in a file. 

mpg123 /home/username/mp3/pathtomp3.mp3

call the file wakeme

and fire off at

at -f wakeme 06:00

will play the file (by executing the line in the file 'wakeme' at the
next time your clock reads 06:00. You can be more specific, give a
specific date, etc. But that's the basics. 

Of course, there's also a plugin for xmms called (appropriately enough)
xmms-alarm which will do as well.

Jim Richardson http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock
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