Pomodoro timer using Linux shell
 

Linux command line: Setting pomodoro timer

Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo. Using this technique we break the time needed to complete a task into time intervals that are separated by short breaks. Traditionally the time time interval is set to 25 minutes while the break is something between 5-10 minutes. In Linux we can set pomodoro timer by running this simple command:
 $ sleep 25m && vlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFW3Ld7JO0w &>/dev/null &
The sleep command simply delay the execution of "vlc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFW3Ld7JO0w". The program execution indicates the end of the setting-time, 25 minutes in our case, and telling us to take a break. When returning from our break we can run the very same command.
Another way to achieve the same goal is to use schedule task software such as "at" or "crontab".
 
 
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