reminder email notification utility

Vincent Hoffman vince at
Tue Aug 5 15:59:52 UTC 2008

Jim Pazarena wrote:
> Is there a utility available which can take a database of dates & 
> events and email
> out a reminder?
> I know that I could create something using at, but seems to me that I 
> saw a utility
> already designed for this.
> I have missed one too many birthdays
calendar and cron ?
a cron entry like
@weekly    /usr/bin/calendar -A 7 | mail -s "weekly calendar" 
your.external at email.addr

and man calendar (its in the base system) very simple text file format


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