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Quick Timer Script

technology.pngThis is a really quick (but useful) countdown timer script for BASH. I call it (in a new terminal window) from tint2’s clock, which makes it nice and accessible. I put it together because all the other timers and alarm clocks were complicated; I just want something to bother me when the laundry’s done… and let me know how many minutes are left. An egg timer I can hear when I have headphones in…


echo -e “E[0;36mPlease input the time you want to timer for in minutes.”; tput sgr0
read number
while [ $number -gt 0 ]; do
echo The number of minutes remaining is $number
sleep 60
let number=number-1

while [ $COUNTER -lt 10 ]; do
#this calls a libnotify alert
notify-send –icon=config-date “WAKE UP”
#I like the Torchwood theme as an alarm… but you can use whatever you like.
mpg123 -q /home/username/sounds/Torchwood.mp3
sleep 60

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