Intro and a few questions

Florian Diesch diesch at
Sat Dec 30 03:42:07 UTC 2006

Chris Gilland <chrisandrachel at> wrote:

> 3.  My last question is, is there any program that will allow me to use
> my computer as an alarm clock.  Yes, I do know I could set up a kron
> job, but I don't quite feel ready yet to tackle kron.  I've been told
> for beginners, it's somewhat complicated to start with.

cron is for jobs that youewant to start regulary (like every day or
every week). For a job you just want to start once there's at. It's
usage is quite easy:

diesch at vogon:~% at 7:00 tomorrow
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
at> play ~/sound/alarm.mp3

If you wan't a GUI there's gnome-schedule


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