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Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.

Terminal - Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.
while ping -c 1 127.0.0.1 > /dev/null; do acpi -t -f | while read tem; do notify-send "$tem"; done; sleep 300; done
2011-07-02 06:47:25
User: c0de
Functions: acpi ping read sleep
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Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.

works best in a shell script run at startup. It will ping localhost once and output to null, after it does that, acpi is called for temperature in fahrenheit and piped through to another loop that feeds notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
while notify-send "`acpi -t`"; do sleep 300; done
2011-07-05 18:22:06
Functions: sleep
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Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.

Works best in a shell script run at startup. acpi is called for temperature and fed to notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.

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What others think

useful command, I did not know notify-send ...

Comment by 0disse0 268 weeks and 4 days ago

0disse0, thanks. I actually learned about notify-send about two months ago, but why not have every program have a tooltip?

Comment by c0de 268 weeks and 4 days ago

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