leave - Reminds you when to leave
leave [+] [hhmm]
The leave command waits until the specified time, then
reminds you to leave. You are reminded 5 minutes and 1
minute before the actual time, at the time, and every
minute thereafter. When you log out, leave exits just
before it would have displayed the next message.
The time of day is in the form hhmm, where hh is a time in
hours (on a 12- or 24- hour clock). All times are converted
to a 12-hour clock, and assumed to be in the next
If the time is preceded by a + (plus sign), the alarm will
go off in hours and minutes from the current time.
If you do not specify a time, leave prompts with the following:
When do you have to leave?
Pressing the newline key in response causes leave to exit;
otherwise, the reply is assumed to be a time. This form is
suitable for inclusion in a or file.
The leave command ignores Interrupts, Quits, and Terminates.
To exit from leave, either log out or use kill -9
and the process ID.
To remind yourself to leave at 3:45, enter: leave 345
The system returns a message similar to the following:
Alarm set for Thu Aug 2 15:45:00 1990
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