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AIX Version 4.3 Commands Reference, Volume 3

leave Command


Reminds you when you have to leave.


leave [ [+ ]hhmm ]


The leave command waits until the specified time and then reminds you that you have to leave. You are reminded at 5 minutes and at 1 minute before the actual time, again at that time, and at every minute thereafter. When you log off, the leave command exits just before it would have displayed the next message.

If you do not specify a time, the leave command prompts with When do you have to leave? A reply of newline causes the leave command to exit; otherwise, the reply is assumed to be a time. This form is suitable for inclusion in a .login or .profile file.

The leave command ignores interrupt, quit, and terminate operations. To clear the leave command, you should either log off or use the kill-9 command and provide the process ID.


+ Specifies to set the alarm to go off in the indicated number of hours and minutes from the current time.
hhmm Specifies a time of day in hours and minutes (based on a 12- or 24-hour clock) or, if preceded by the +, a set number of hours and minutes from the current time for the alarm to go off. All times are converted to a 12-hour clock and assumed to relate to the next 12 hours.


To remind yourself to leave at 3:45, enter:


Related Information

The calendar command.

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