First you must download the source tarball.
Copy or move the tarball to a directory of your choosing then:
tar -xzf alarm-1.0.tar.gz
sudo make install
When you run the program for the first time you
will be asked to edit a file installed
The first line in that file contains a path name to a media player and next line is a path to a video file to play.
Edit this file to suit your requirements.
The program operates in two modes, alarm clock mode and timer mode, ie a cooking timer.
alarm -a timespec # alarm clock.
alarm timespec # timer.
Timespec by example:
The only restriction on numbers in timespec is that no number may be negative.
But no alarm does not do anything clever. It does not boot your computer or awaken it from suspension or hibernation. You do need to leave the beast on to use it for an alarm clock.
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