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Re: pop up buffer/text periodically in Emacs


From: Tim Landscheidt
Subject: Re: pop up buffer/text periodically in Emacs
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 10:15:56 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Zhu Shenli <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi all, I want to pop up certain text periodically (e.g.
> once an hour) in Emacs. The text is about telling me to
> check email, drink water, etc.

> Is there any elisp template? Thanks.

The easiest way provided you restart Emacs every day is
something along the lines of:

| (require 'appt)
| (appt-activate)
| (dotimes (hour 24)
|   (appt-add (format "%02d:00" hour) "Take a break!"))

Unfortunately, appt does not require you to acknowledge the
message so you might miss it if you don't pay attention.

Tim





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