Setting up a command line alarm clock in Gnome

command linegnome-terminal

I'd love to have a CLI alarm clock and came up with this:
echo 'gnome-open /home/me/alarm.ogg' | at 09:15

Any ideas why above doesn't work, or anything along those lines?


I've found an answer:

echo 'cvlc /home/user/alarm.wav' | at 08:47

This works perfectly (by using the command line mode of VLC)!

Best Answer

  • See edited section of the question: This works absolutely fine (with terminal closed etc):

    echo 'cvlc /home/user/alarm.ogg' | at 08:49