Setting up an atjob.
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Sun Jan 20 13:44:04 UTC 2013
On 01/20/13 07:00, Anders Holmberg wrote:
> echo _mplayer √/home/anders/alarm.weav | at 08:00
> But it does not execute the job.
> It tells me:
> Warning: commands will be excecuted using /bin/sh job 4 at sun january 20 09:00 2013
I'm seeing a couple possible issues. In the text you pasted,
there's an underscore before "mplayer", a checkmark/radical sign
before the path to the file to play, and you've spelled it ".WEAV"
instead of ".WAV". You should be able to just echo it to a shell to
get it to execute immediately:
echo mplayer /home/anders/alarm.wav | sh
Once you're certain that is working, you can use <up> or control+P
to recall the previous command-line and change "sh" to "at 8:00". I
use "at" regularly with "at now + 3 min" to set a reminder to do
something in N minutes.
Assuming you've got those correct so that the mplayer command
actually works, I presume you're concerned about the change in time
(you specified 8:00, it said it would run at 9:00), it's possible
that you have some difference in time-zone settings. What does
return for you? On my box it returns nothing. However, if it
returns something for you, it might be incorrect.
Also check the output of "date" to make sure that the current
*system* date is correct.
Finally, if your machine goes into sleep/suspend mode before your
alarm is set to go off, I'm not sure what happens to the
alert--whether it wakes the machine to fire off; if it defers until
you power back up; or if it doesn't fire at all.
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