Bug#602782: ITP: command-runner-applet -- a panel applet which periodically displays a command output
Owner: Marcin Owsiany <email@example.com>
* Package name : command-runner-applet
Version : 0.1
Upstream Author : Marcin Owsiany <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : N/A
* License : GPLv2
Programming Lang: Python
Description : a panel applet which periodically displays a command output
This applet periodically runs a configured shell command and displays its
output in a text label on the GNOME panel.
It is useful for keeping track of something, for which having a terminal
window constantly open would be inconvenient.
It's very simple for now, but does its job. A snippet from the README
How does it work
You add the applet to your panel the usual way: right-click, select "add
to panel" and select the Command Runner applet. Once it starts, it loads
its configuration and periodically runs a shell command, displaying its
result in a simple text label on the panel, pausing for 5 seconds
between the command invocations.
The command which is run is configurable via a little 'Preferences'
dialog accessible by right-clicking the applet. There is also an 'About'
dialog. The default command is "echo 'Hello.'"
What is it good for?
I deveped it to be able to keep an eye on the size of the mail queue on
my laptop, to avoid the problem where a misconfiguration I introduced
would stop any mail from being sent from my system.