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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.

               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

       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

       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 reminder.

       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 example,
       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

       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 reminder.

       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 triggered:
       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 insensitive.

       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 %\"<++>%\" %b"

       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)