A very simple command line “pomodoro” alarm (countdown)

A simple command line countdown ending with an alarm: the screen reverses its colors.

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python3 countdown.py 25

Use the -a switch to set an alarm at the end: assuming that xcalib is installed on your computer, the -a switch will invert the color of your screen. It's time for a break!

To restore the screen colors, press Enter.

You can pause the countdown by pressing Ctrl+C. Press Enter to resume, or Ctrl+C again to stop the countdown.