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From: Ivan Vilata i Balaguer <ivan@elvil.net>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Reminders with alarms
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:45:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87zkhq860y.fsf@rampella.terramar.selidor.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: CAFm0skF3Pwo8z7pL_iBpp4PqBUORu5j-KiE6bKHxAzJNVEojXQ@mail.gmail.com

brian powell (2011-09-08 17:42:02 +0200) wrote:

> P.S. I've used calendar/*Fancy Diary Entries* and appt.el for many
> years--works great--I just have it pop up a big blank emacs screen
> with the alarm reminder--I usually set it for 15 minutes ahead of the
> important reminder:
> ;;; appt.el --- appointment notification functions.
> ;; Copyright (C) 1989, 1990, 1994 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> ;; Author: Neil Mager <neilm@juliet.ll.mit.edu>
> ...
> (setq appt-message-warning-time 15)
> (setq appt-display-interval 5)

I also use appt.el, but I've written a notification function that calls
a little script to use FreeDesktop.org's notifications and send a
message to Screen sessions.  The script is only called from the Emacs
server process to avoid repeated messages, since I may have other Emacs
processes running.

The function is (customize appt-disp-window-function to use this):

(defun ivb/appt-disp-window (min-to-app new-time appt-msg)
  (if (condition-case nil
        (void-function nil))
      (call-process "notify" nil 0 nil "Reminder" appt-msg))
  (appt-disp-window min-to-app new-time appt-msg))

The "notify" script contains:


case $# in
1)   title="Notification" message="$1" ;;
2)   title="$1" message="$2" ;;
*)   echo "Usage: $(basename $0) [TITLE] MESSAGE" > /dev/stderr
     exit 1

# Show X notification on current display.
test "$DISPLAY" && notify-send -t 0 "$title" "$message"

# Notify screen sessions.
for scrname in $(screen -ls | sed -ne 's/^\t\([^\t]*\)\t.*/\1/p')
        screen -S $scrname -X wall "$title: $message"

It should be executable and placed in your $PATH.  On Debian/Ubuntu
you'll need the libnotify-bin and screen packages.

Customize appt-display-duration, appt-display-interval and
appt-message-warning-time to your liking, then run:

(appt-activate +1)

Ivan Vilata i Balaguer -- http://elvil.net/

      reply	other threads:[~2011-10-03 16:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-09-07  5:39 Reminders with alarms Stephen Nelson-Smith
2011-09-07  7:40 ` Eric S Fraga
2011-09-07  8:42 ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-09-07 16:25 ` Bernt Hansen
2011-09-07 19:05 ` Martyn Jago
2011-09-08  3:10   ` Jude DaShiell
2011-09-08 15:42     ` brian powell
2011-10-03 11:45       ` Ivan Vilata i Balaguer [this message]

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