Remind is a sophisticated calendar and alarm program. It includes the following features:
- A sophisticated scripting language and intelligent handling of exceptions and holidays.
- Plain-text, PostScript and HTML output.
- Timed reminders and pop-up alarms.
- A friendly graphical front-end for people who don't want to learn the scripting language.
- Facilities for both the Gregorian and Hebrew calendars.
- Support for 12 different languages.
After installation, the user can define reminders in a remind script files (.rem). A good place for this files could be
Here are some example reminders that could be in the remind script:
REM Jan 1 MSG Remind every year on new years day REM January 1 2015 MSG Remind only on new years day 2015 REM Sunday 2 MSG Remind every second Sunday REM March Monday 1 --7 MSG remind on the last Monday of February REM December 25 +30 MSG Christmas
The last particular day of a month is given by subtracting 7 days from the first day of the next month. The
+ symbol tells remind to start reminding that number of days ahead.
See also man page for detailed information about configuring remind.
A reminder script can also include any number of external scripts. For example, a user might want to have a separate file for birthday reminders and a separate file for holidays. This can be done like so:
include ~/.config/remind/birthdays.rem include ~/.config/remind/holidays.rem
The simplest thing one can do with remind, is to check for reminders. Do this by passing a reminder file to remind:
This will output a list of reminders that it is scheduled to tell the user about.
To output a text based calendar, use the
remind -c1 ~/.config/remind/reminders.rem
This will output a text calendar for the current month. To print months in advance, replace
1 with the number of months to print.
It is also possible to create calendars in a postscript format.
remind -c2 -p ~/.config/remind/reminders.rem | rem2ps > calendar.ps
-p option makes remind print output suitable for rem2ps. rem2ps by default prints the output to standard output, so it must be redirected to a file so it can be opened by a program like evince.
Postscript files can be converted with
ps2pdf. Ps2pdf is provided by which is available in the official repositories.
- man page