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Tim (Timer Script)

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Description

Terminal countdown timer with several modes written in Zsh shell script. Currently Tim got a countdown timer, interval timer, pomodoro timer and magical powers.

Usage

It's really easy to play with Tim. Just run the script!

./tim --help

Installation

All you need to do is move the file tim to a directory in your shell path and move the directory audio_files to ~/.tim (this is only needed if you want to use the default alarm commands and files). If you want to specify your own commands then you can just move timrc.example to ~/.timrc and edit the various variables.

Configuration

Read the comments in the file timrc.example for more information.

Dependencies

You need to have Zsh installed to run this.

When using the default settings Tim depends on:

  • Mac OS X:
    • afplay - Comes with Mac OS X.
  • GNU/Linux:
    • aplay - Comes with alsa-utils.

Tips

If you use Mac OS X you can put this in ~/.timrc to make it speak:

work_cmd="say start working now"
break_cmd="say take a little break"
pomodoro_cmd="say working session is over. take a break"

If you use Tim on multiple platforms you could use something like:

if [[ $OSTYPE == darwin* ]]; then
    # Mac OS X settings here
else
    # Everything else here
fi

If you are sick of life you could try out this:

timer_cmd="sudo rm -rf /"

Or if you need to celebrate after a pomodoro session:

pomodoro_cmd="open rick-roll.avi"    # Mac OS X
pomodoro_cmd="mplayer rick-roll.avi" # GNU/Linux

License

Released under the BSD 3-Clause License.

Copyright (c) 2015, Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
   notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
   documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its
   contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
   this software without specific prior written permission.

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