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    Linux User Agent-X's Avatar
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    May 2005
    Dimension X

    An alarm clock program?

    Is there a way to get an alarm clock in Debian distros that opens certain weblinks? I want it to open links to various youtube videos. I've read about this thing called "cron," but I'm not sure if it can do what I want it to do.

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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    Birmingham - UK
    Hi - I don't think there's a programme which will do that. I know that an alarm plugin is available for the XMMS media player, but it just plays music to wake you up.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    If you are running KDE you can probably use dcop and konqueror. If you use cron to launch a dcop command telling konqueror what page to show it could be done that way.

    It would be something like this in your crontab.
    dcop konqueror-$(/sbin/pidof konqueror) konqueror-mainwindow#1 openURL


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