In Linux, specifically Ubuntu, is there a way to set a simple command to alert me at a specific time? preferably w/ a pop-up so I won't miss it.
Perhaps pair some command w/ "at" ?
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You have to edit a file called cron that let you run things at specific times. For information about how to use it run
Edit cron to run a bash at the times when you need.
The bash file should looks like this
The message will look like this:
I would favour libnotify in combination with indicator-notification applet so you won't miss any notifications. To install both:
And finally login and logout. Now you should be able to use notify-send to send notifications. This works easy as long as you send yourself notifications. For sending notifications to other users this is a bit challenging, but especially for
Please not this notifications arent modal.