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LEAVE(1)                  BSD General Commands Manual                 LEAVE(1)

     leave -- remind you when you have to leave

     leave [[+]hhmm]

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

     The following options are available:

     hhmm    The time of day is in the form hhmm where hh is a time in hours (on a 12 or 24 hour clock), and
             mm are minutes.  All times are converted to a 12 hour clock, and assumed to be in the next 12

     +       If the time is preceded by `+', the alarm will go off in hours and minutes from the current

     If no argument is given, leave prompts with "When do you have to leave?".  A reply of newline causes
     leave to exit, otherwise the reply is assumed to be a time.  This form is suitable for inclusion in a
     .login or .profile.

     To get rid of leave you should either log off or use `kill -s KILL' giving its process id.


     The leave command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BSD                             April 28, 1995                             BSD

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