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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” juliet@example.com
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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