Reminding Yourself With Linux06/20/2000
Sometimes it's useful to give a reminder to yourself -- like to tell you when it's time to get off the computer. Here's a few simple and effective ways to use Linux and open source tools to make reminders for either later in your current login session, or for the next time you log in.
Sending reminders in email
Sending yourself a short email message is often effective for reminding yourself to do something during your next workday or the next time you read email; keeping a message in your INBOX works as a constant reminder to get something done -- provided you don't abuse it and fill your INBOX with lots of these "urgent" mails!
To quickly send an email reminder, give your email address (or just
your username on your Linux box, if you check mail there) as an
argument to the
For example, if your email address is email@example.com, to send yourself an email reminder:
Bring files to meeting
Ctrl-dCc: Null message body; hope that's ok
The text you type on the Subject: line is displayed as the
subject of your email message, and the lines of text you type after
that is the body text of the message. In the example, the reminder was
typed in the
Subject: line and the message body was empty.
Press Ctrl-d on a line alone to end the message;
There isn't much editing capability in this basic email service -- Ctrl-u erases the current line and Ctrl-c Ctrl-c (yes, press it twice) cancels the message.
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