Okay, now that I’ve convinced you, lemme show you, o ye ignorant, how this works: Here’s the script:
#!/bin/bash handle='~/reminders' bar='---------------------------------' # Clear the file cat /dev/null > $handle echo "Todo:" >> $handle echo $bar >> $handle cat ~/.reminders/work >> $handle cat ~/.reminders/school >>; $handle echo "" >> $handle # Print reminders for the next three days for i in `seq 0 2`; do echo `date -d "today +$i day" "+%A, %B %d, %Y"` >> $handle echo $bar >> $handle cat ~/.reminders/`date -d "today +$i day" "+%Y%m%d"` >> $handle cat ~/.reminders/`date -d "today +$i day" | cut -d" " -f1` >> $handle cat ~/.reminders/`date -d "today +$i day" "+%d"` >> $handle echo "" >> $handle done
Copy and paste this bad boy wherever you stick your nice shellscripts. Next, create a directory called .reminders in your home directory. Then, make these files inside of ~/.reminders:
for i in `seq 1 31`; do touch $i; done touch Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun work school
Now, let’s explain what these files are for. Files 1-31 are used for things that you do on a particular day of the month. Be careful about 31, coz some months don’t have that day(Feb/Apr/Jun/Sept/Nov). Maybe 31 should be a symlink to 30, if you wanna be safe.
Files Mon through Sun are for things that you do on certain days of the week. Files work and school you put tasks you need done for those areas.
Finally, there are another set of files that you have to create yourself. Let’s say I’m a terrible person and I forget my anniversary(7/7/07), so I would create a file called 20080707 for next year, and put the reminder inside. You can use this for duedates, meetings, etc. Pretty nice. Then, you run the shellscript and it writes to a file called ‘reminders’; in your homedir. You can use software such as Conky to display it on your root window in X (mac peeps can figure it out, and windows users: outta luck suckaz :-p) Well, that’s all folks. Hit me up if you like this or if your have ideas to improve my silly method of incorporating bash into my everyday life.