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Bug#602782: ITP: command-runner-applet -- a panel applet which periodically displays a command output

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.org>

* Package name    : command-runner-applet
  Version         : 0.1
  Upstream Author : Marcin Owsiany <porridge@debian.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.

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