Fern is not being the model student these days. She has taken "missing assignments" to new lows, dropping a 95 average on tests to something a lot lower when you factor in zeros for homework grades. Her teachers are more than happy to email progress notes to me, but usually they only remember when I email them first, easier for them to reply that way. They are busy and I understand that. That means I'm the one who needs to remember to write them first.
So, being a programmer, I learned how to program a cron job to email them once each week so I don't have to remember myself. This is the code:
00 12 * * 5 (echo "This is an automated weekly email to check how Fern is doing in your class this week.";echo;echo "Thanks,"; echo "Anne";)|/bin/mail -s "Fern" firstname.lastname@example.org
So, what this does is send an email every Thursday at noon to her teachers that says:
This is an automated weekly email to check how Fern is doing in your class this week.
Pretty cool, huh?
What did you learn today?