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Downloads:

175

Downloads of v 3.38:

119

Last Update:

18 Feb 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Horst Schaeffer

Tags:

date-reminder calendar event notice alert freeware embedded

Date Reminder

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3.38 | Updated: 18 Feb 2023

Downloads:

175

Downloads of v 3.38:

119

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Horst Schaeffer

Date Reminder 3.38

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At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Date Reminder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Date Reminder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Date Reminder, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade date-reminder -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade date-reminder -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install date-reminder
  win_chocolatey:
    name: date-reminder
    version: '3.38'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'date-reminder' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.38'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller date-reminder
{
    Name     = "date-reminder"
    Version  = "3.38"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'date-reminder':
  ensure   => '3.38',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 21 Feb 2023.

Description

Date Reminder reminds you of recurring or nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc...

The program can be run from the Startup folder with an option to show only, if there are any alerts for this day. If Date Reminder is kept in the System Tray (optional), if will also alert you after standby or hibernation.

The reminders are listed in chronological order, with recurring events showing only once (the next one). This gives you an instant view of the alerts (at top), as well as a full list of all reminders. Other view modes: Alerts only, History.

Example

Features

  • Events may recur every year, month, week, day, or every 10 days, every 2 weeks, every 3 month etc.
  • For monthly or annual reminders you can preselect a specific day (e.g. "first monday") of the month
  • Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done".
  • A group symbol (column ::) is available to mark different types of events.
  • An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.
  • An extra calendar box, sizable for one or more month, always highlights the date of the currently selected line.
  • Second text line with launching capability (shows in status bar): Double click to load a file, program, website etc., or just use it for additional text.
  • Date format according to the user's regional settings (a different format can be specified in the INI file).
  • The user interface is controlled by language files. English (default) and 20 other languages are included. Additional language files can be created. Unicode support.

tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$FolderOfPackage = Split-Path -Parent $toolsDir

# Remove previous versions
$Previous = Get-ChildItem $FolderOfPackage -filter "$env:ChocolateyPackageName*" | Where-Object { $_.PSIsContainer }
if ($Previous) {
   $Previous | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_.FullName -Recurse -Force }
}

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$ZipFiles = Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -filter *.zip | 
               Sort-Object LastWriteTime | Select-Object -ExpandProperty FullName -Last 2

$UnzipArgs = @{
   PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath   = $ZipFiles | Where-Object {$_ -notmatch '64'}
   FileFullPath64 = $ZipFiles | Where-Object {$_ -match '64'}
   Destination    = $FolderOfPackage
}
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @UnzipArgs
$ZipFiles | ForEach-Object {Remove-Item $_ -Force}

$Linkname = 'Reminder.lnk'
$StartPrograms = Join-Path $env:ProgramData '\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs'

$SCArgs = @{
   shortcutFilePath = Join-Path $StartPrograms $Linkname
   targetPath       = (Get-ChildItem $FolderOfPackage -filter '*.exe').fullname
   WorkingDirectory = '%APPDATA%'
}
Install-ChocolateyShortcut @SCArgs

$exes = Get-ChildItem $FolderOfPackage -filter *.exe |Select-Object -ExpandProperty fullname
foreach ($exe in $exes) {
   $null = New-Item "$exe.ignore" -Type file -Force
}
tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1
$StartShortcut = Join-Path $env:ProgramData 'Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Reminder.lnk'

if(Test-Path $StartShortcut) {
   Remove-Item $StartShortcut -Force
}
tools\reminder.zip
md5: D2FB473277C8ECAED9CDC367BEDE6E82 | sha1: BCA377B92EDC0C3281C9F8B2CF8224AE95C8B9A6 | sha256: 0E71674FE813C8370F96C27BA2391CBA9F0EDEC1EAF1CFD73E832A02B133279E | sha512: CA48A2BC5216FD4F7879F5EC05F2F3E70D130625FE1C803EE5495562739D13630BCFEAEF13FBE879EA65678E7155086057233C7130BAAD7440F365D1834CD2B3
tools\reminder64.zip
md5: D17F67991384FFD188550D6672CCB586 | sha1: 6185A1BF1BE20EDAFC702C8D91BB8A6FAD73D528 | sha256: 72F98B37E433E0B05A4B43C8FCC1EBFDD8B897D86ADFBAA5F83411CC07125A67 | sha512: D0579D8C4F7574DABC3C1F64FF7B49D156425B55AA02BDA412A5C17B0894AB2C8EC82814B6D5EE0149EAC9E1740F15913EE1AF0B0195FFCA0FDB4FFDA0AC0C18
legal\LICENSE.md
## Copyright, Disclaimer

This program is freeware � 2003-2021, Horst Schaeffer. 

    Email: [email protected] 
    Website: https://www.horstmuc.de 

### License agreement

This program is provided 'as is', without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. The author shall not be liable for any damages caused by the use of or inability to use this program. This means that the user must assume the entire risk of using this program.

This program is freeware. It may be freely distributed, but may not be sold.

This program may not be distributed as part of other software without prior consent of the author.

Modification of this program is not permitted.

Use of this program indicates you understand and agree to the conditions of this license agreement. 
legal\VERIFICATION.md
# VERIFICATION
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The current 32/64-bit zip files of Date Reminder can be downloaded from this page:

https://www.horstmuc.de/wrem.htm

- Version    : 3.38
- 32-bit SHA256 : 0E71674FE813C8370F96C27BA2391CBA9F0EDEC1EAF1CFD73E832A02B133279E
- 64-bit SHA256 : 72F98B37E433E0B05A4B43C8FCC1EBFDD8B897D86ADFBAA5F83411CC07125A67

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'


## License
The 'LICENSE.md' file is copied out of the 'Reminder.chm' Windows help
file included within the zip downloads.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Date Reminder 3.37 56 Friday, June 24, 2022 Approved

  • Fixed: Data window position issue in case very long reminder text in list
  • Event data window: title added
  • Files without BOM: auto-detect UTF-8, UTF-16
  • PureBasic compiler 5.73

This package has no dependencies.

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