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Why Cron Is Better Than a String Around Your Finger

I’ve occasionally found it useful to set up reminders to be emailed to myself on a regular basis. The most straightforward tool to use for this is cron with mail. More here

If you’re sending directly from the command line, this command:

mail -s “Subject test”
will not actually send the mail straight away. Instead, it will wait for you to type in the body of the email (which can be empty), and hit Ctrl-D twice.

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