In Unix, how can I send myself reminders of events?
Note: This feature is not available on any Indiana University central systems.
In Unix, you can create a file in the home directory of your
calendar . It should look similar to
12/6/99 St. Nick's day, stuff those stockings!
4/1/00 Your shoe's untied! APRIL FOOL!!!
Dec 1 Pay December rent!
Each reminder must be one line only. On most systems, these reminders
are sent by a system process called cron
on a daily basis, usually in the early hours of the
cron process checks the top directory of all
accounts on a system. If your top directory contains a calendar file
with a line dated the same as the next business day, then
sends you the entire line in a mail message.
To find out more about this feature, at the Unix shell prompt, enter: man calendar
At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see At IU, how do I get support for Linux or Unix?
Last modified on August 22, 2008.