shalarm – Bash script that functions like an alarm clock

shalarm is a bash script that uses a pre-installed media player to act as an alarm clock, by using said media player to play a sound file over and over.

While this script will attempt to behave a certain way by default, it also installs a configuration file to /etc/shalarm.cfg.

This script requires a pre-installed media player, and it assumes a CLI-based interface (such as mplayer, aplay, etc.). When searching for a program, it favors ‘mplayer’.

This is an alternate version of eAlarm.

Features include:

  • Set a test alarm.
  • Enable snooze and set the snooze length
  • Enable alarm timeout and set the limit.

Website: www.someplacedumb.net
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: James Hendrie and contributors
License: FreeBSD License

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