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       wyrd  is  a text-based front-end to remind(1), a sophisticated calendar
       and alarm program.


       wyrd [OPTIONS] [FILE]


       Open the calendar and  display  reminders  defined  in  FILE  (and  any
       included reminder files). The default reminder file is ~/.reminders.


               Display version information and exit.

       --help  Display usage information.

       --add EVENT
               Add given event to reminders file and exit.

       --a EVENT
               Add given event to reminders file and exit.


       CAUTION: while this manpage should be suitable as a quick reference, it
       may be  subject  to  miscellaneous  shortcomings  in  typesetting.  The
       definitive  documentation  is the user manual provided with Wyrd in PDF
       or HTML format.

       This section describes how to use Wyrd in  its  default  configuration.
       After  familiarizing  yourself with the basic operations as outlined in
       this section, you may wish to consult the wyrdrc(5) manpage to see  how
       Wyrd can be configured to better fit your needs.

       Before  attemping  to  use Wyrd, learn how to use Remind. Wyrd makes no
       attempt to hide the details of Remind programming from the user.

       At the top of the window is a short (incomplete) list of keybindings.

       The left window displays a scrollable timetable  view,  with  reminders
       highlighted  in various colors. If the DURATION specifier is used for a
       reminder, the highlighted area is rendered with  an  appropriate  size.
       Overlapping   reminders  are  rendered  using  one  of  four  different
       indentation levels  so  that  all  reminders  are  at  least  partially
       visible.  If  the  current  time  is  visible  in  this  window,  it is
       highlighted in red.

       The upper right window displays a month calendar,  with  the  color  of
       each  day  representing the number of reminders it contains. The colors
       range across shades of white to  blue  to  magenta  as  the  number  of
       reminders  increases.  The selected date is highlighted in cyan; if the
       current date is visible, it is highlighted in red.

       The lower right window displays a list of the untimed reminders falling
       on the selected date.

       The bottom window displays the full text of the MSG for the reminder or
       reminders that are currently selected.

       Action                                                   Keypress
       scroll up and down the schedule                          <up>, <down> or k, j
       jump back or forward by a day                            <pageup>, <pagedown> or 4, 6 or <, > or H, L
       jump back or forward by a week                           8, 2 or [, ] or K, J
       jump back or forward by a month                          {, }
       jump to current date and time                            <home>
       jump to the next reminder                                <tab>
       switch between schedule and untimed reminders window     <left>, <right> or h, l
       zoom in on the schedule                                  z
       scroll the description window up and down                d, D

       Notice that if you have a numeric keypad, the {4, 6, 8,  2}  keys  will
       let   you  move  directionally  in  the  month  calendar  view  at  the
       upper-right  of  the  screen.  Similarly,  {H,  J,  K,  L}  will  cause
       directional calendar movement using the standard mapping from vi(1).

       In  addition  to  the  hotkeys  provided  above,  Wyrd  lets  you  jump
       immediately to a desired date by  pressing  ’g’,  entering  in  a  date
       specifier,  and  then  pressing  <return>.  Any  of  the following date
       specifiers may be used:

       *      8 digits representing year, month, and day: YYYYMMDD

       *      4 digits representing month and day (of current year): MMDD

       *      2 digits representing day (of current month and year): DD

       (The date specifier format may be  changed  to  DDMMYYYY;  consult  the
       section on CONFIGURATION VARIABLES.  )

       Note:  By  default,  Wyrd  is  configured to modify your reminder files
       using the text editor specified by the  $EDITOR  environment  variable.
       (This  configuration  has  been  tested  successfully  with a number of
       common settings for $EDITOR, including ’vim’, ’emacs’, and ’nano’.)  If
       you wish to use a different editor, see the wyrdrc(5) manpage.

       If  you  select a timeslot in the schedule view, then hit ’t’, you will
       begin creating a new timed reminder. Wyrd will open  up  your  reminder
       file  in  your  favorite  editor  and move the cursor to the end of the
       file, where a new reminder template has been created. The template  has
       the  selected  date  and time filled in, so in many cases you will only
       need to fill in a MSG value.

       Similarly, hitting ’u’ will begin creating an  untimed  reminder.   ’w’
       will  create  a  weekly  timed  reminder,  and ’W’ will create a weekly
       untimed reminder; ’m’ will create a monthly  timed  reminder,  and  ’M’
       will create a monthly untimed reminder.

       ’T’ and ’U’ also create timed and untimed reminders (respectively), but
       first will provide a selection dialog for you to choose which  reminder
       file  you  want  to  add this reminder to. The set of reminder files is
       determined by scanning the INCLUDE lines in your default reminder file.

       If  you  select  a reminder (either timed or untimed) and hit <return>,
       you will begin editing that reminder. Wyrd will open up the appropriate
       reminders  file in your editor and move the cursor to the corresponding
       REM line.

       If you select a timeslot that contains multiple overlapping  reminders,
       Wyrd  will  provide  a  dialog  that  allows  you to select the desired

       If you hit <enter> on a blank timeslot, Wyrd will begin creating a  new
       timed  or  untimed  reminder  (depending  on  whether  the timed or the
       untimed window is selected).

       Finally, pressing ’e’ will  open  the  reminder  file  in  your  editor
       without attempting to select any particular reminder.

       Wyrd  offers  an additional mode for entering simple reminders quickly.
       Press ’q’, and you will be prompted for an  event  description.  Simply
       enter  a  description  for the event using natural language, then press
       <return>. Examples:

       *      meeting with Bob tomorrow at 11

       *      drop off package at 3pm

       *      wednesday 10am-11:30 go grocery shopping

       *      Board game night 20:15 next Fri

       *      7/4 independence day

       *      7/4/2007 independence day (next year)

       *      independence day (next year) on 2007-07-04

       If your event description can  be  understood,  Wyrd  will  immediately
       create the reminder and scroll the display to its location.

       Currently   the   quick  reminder  mode  tends  to  favor  USA  English
       conventions, as generalizing the natural language parser would  require
       some work.

       Wyrd  also  allows you to use the "quick reminder" syntax to create new
       reminders from the command line, using the -a  or  --add  options.  For
       wyrd --add "dinner with neighbors tomorrow at 7pm"

       would  create  a  new  reminder for tomorrow evening. When used in this
       mode, Wyrd exits silently  with  error  code  0  if  the  reminder  was
       successfully  created.   If  the reminder could not be created (e.g. if
       the reminder syntax could not be parsed), Wyrd prints an error  message
       and exits with a nonzero error code.

       Reminders  can  be  easily duplicated or rescheduled through the use of
       Wyrd’s cutting and pasting features.

       Selecting a reminder and pressing  ’X’  will  cut  that  reminder:  the
       corrdsponding  REM  line  is  deleted from your reminders file, and the
       reminder is copied to Wyrd’s clipboard.  To  copy  a  reminder  without
       deleting it, use ’y’ instead.

       To  paste  a  reminder from the clipboard back into your schedule, just
       move the cursor to the desired  date/time  and  press  ’p’.  Wyrd  will
       append  a  new REM line to the end of your reminders file, and open the
       file with your editor. The REM line will be configured  to  trigger  on
       the  selected  date.  If the copied reminder was timed, then the pasted
       reminder will be set to trigger at the selected time using the original
       DURATION  setting. (Additional Remind settings such as delta and tdelta
       are not preserved by copy-and-paste.)

       If you wish to paste a reminder into a non-default reminders file,  use
       ’P’.  This  will spawn a selection dialog where you can choose the file
       that will hold the new reminder.

       WARNING: Cutting a reminder will delete only  the  single  REM  command
       responsible for triggering it. If you are using more complicated Remind
       scripting techniques to generate a particular reminder,  then  the  cut
       operation may not do what you want.

       Aside  from  viewing  reminders  as  they fall in the schedule, you can
       press ’r’ to view all reminders triggered on the  selected  date  in  a
       less(1)  window. Similarly, ’R’ will view all reminders triggered on or
       after the selected date (all non-expired reminders are triggered).

       If you want to get a more global view of your schedule, Wyrd will  also
       let  you  view  Remind’s formatted calendar output in a less(1) window.
       Pressing ’c’ will view a one-week calendar that contains  the  selected
       date,  while pressing ’C’ will view a one-month calendar containing the
       selected date.

       Wyrd allows you to search for reminders with MSG values  that  match  a
       search string. Press ’/’ to start entering a (case insensitive) regular
       expression. After the expression has been entered, press  <return>  and
       Wyrd  will  locate the next reminder that matches the regexp. Press ’n’
       to repeat the same search. Entry of a search string  may  be  cancelled
       with <esc>.

       The regular expression syntax is Emacs-compatible.

       Note:  Sorry,  there  is  no  "search  backward"  function.  The search
       function requires the use of "remind -n", which operates  only  forward
       in  time.   For  the same reason, there is a command to jump forward to
       the next reminder, but no command to  jump  backward  to  the  previous

       A  list  of all keybindings may be viewed by pressing ’?’. You can exit
       Wyrd by pressing ’Q’. If the screen is corrupted for some  reason,  hit
       ’Ctrl-L’ to refresh the display.

       You  may  wish  to  generate  some  sort  of  alarm  when a reminder is
       triggered.  Wyrd  does  not  offer  any  special  alarm  functionality,
       because Remind can handle the job already. Check the Remind manpage and
       consider how the -k option could be used to generate  alarms  with  the
       aid  of  external  programs.  For  example,  the following command will
       generate a popup window using gxmessage(1) whenever a timed reminder is
       remind -z -k’gxmessage -title "reminder"  &’ ~/.reminders &

       (A sensible way to start this alarm command is to place it in
        {.xinitrc}  so that it launches when the X server is started.)  If you
       want some advance warning (say, 15 minutes), you can  cause  Remind  to
       trigger early by setting a tdelta in the AT clause:
          REM Nov 27 2005 AT 14:30 +15 MSG Do something

       Alternatively,  if  you  want  to  generate  alarms  only  for specific
       reminders, consider using Remind’s RUN command. This process  could  be
       easily   automated  by  using  the  templateN  configuration  variables
       described in the wyrdrc(5) manpage.

       Remind’s TAG specifier may be  used  to  cause  Wyrd  to  give  special
       treatment  to certain reminders. If a reminder line includes the clause
       "TAG noweight", then Wyrd will not give that reminder any  weight  when
       determining  the  ‘‘busy  level’’  colorations  applied  to  the  month
       calendar. If a reminder line includes the clause "TAG nodisplay",  then
       Wyrd  will  neither  display  that reminder nor give it any weight when
       determining the month calendar colorations. The tag parameters are case

       WARNING:  These tag parameters are not guaranteed to interact well with
       other Remind front-ends such as tkremind.


       *      Wyrd fills  in  sensible  defaults  for  the  fields  of  a  REM
              statement, but you will inevitably need to make some small edits
              to achieve the behavior you want. If you use Vim, you  can  make
              your  life  easier  by  installing  the Vim-Latex Suite and then
              modifying your ~/.wyrdrc to use REM templates like this:

       set timed_template="REM %monname% %mday% %year% <++>AT %hour%:%min%<++>
       DURATION 1:00<++> MSG %\"<++>%\" %b"
       set  untimed_template="REM  %monname%  %mday% %year% <++>MSG %\"<++>%\"

       With this change, hitting Ctrl-J inside Vim (in insert mode) will cause
       your  cursor  to  jump  directly  to  the <++> markers, enabling you to
       quickly add any desired Remind delta and message parameters.


       Wyrd is Free Software; you can redistribute it and/or modify  it  under
       the  terms  of  the  GNU  General  Public  License (GPL), Version 2, as
       published by the Free Software Foundation. You should have  received  a
       copy of the GPL along with this program, in the file ’COPYING’.


       Thanks,  of course, to David Skoll for writing such a powerful reminder
       system.  Thanks also to Nicolas George,  who  wrote  the  OCaml  curses
       bindings used within Wyrd.


       Wyrd author: Paul Pelzl <>
       Wyrd website:


       ‘‘Wyrd  is a concept in ancient Anglo-saxon and Nordic cultures roughly
       corresponding to fate.’’ -- Wikipedia


       wyrdrc(5), remind(1)