Zleave waits until the specified time, then reminds you that you
have to leave, using the Zephyr(1) Notification Service.
You are reminded 5 minutes and 1 minute before the actual
time, at the time, and every minute thereafter.
When you log off,
zleave exits just before it would have sent the next message.
The time of day is in the form hhmm where hh is a time in
hours (on a 12 or 24 hour clock).
All times are converted to a 12 hour clock, and assumed to
be in the next 12 hours.
If the time is preceded by +, the alarm will go off in hours and minutes
from the current time.
If no argument is given,
zleave prompts with "When do you
have to leave?". A reply of newline causes
zleave to exit,
otherwise the reply is assumed to be a time.
This form is suitable for inclusion in a
cancel option cancels the currently running zleave. If another
zleave is running, it is automatically killed when a new time to leave is
set. The process id is stored in the file /tmp/zleave.uid, where
uid is the users UNIX uid.
-m argument is specified, the next argument
is appended to the standard message
(a sentence describing how much time remains until the appointed hour)
sent at appropriate times.
If you want to append a multiple-word message, you normally must quote it with
double quotes (") (This is necessary for users of
Zleave automatically subscribes you to Zephyr class "MESSAGE",
instance "LEAVE". You do not have to add anything to your
default subscriptions file (see
The reminder message is displayed by the WindowGram client (usually
If Zephyr is unavailable,
zleave acts essentially like
Zleave ignores SIGINT, SIGQUIT, and SIGTERM.
To get rid of it you should either log off or use the