display text file within an editor on whatever workspace is in front of you

env DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/gedit ~/df.txt && wmctl -a gedit
Usage example: display output of a command running in the background at desired time The example in details: report disk quotas and that backup process will start soon In my /etc/crontab file I added following four lines for weekly automatic incremental backup: . 52 13 * * 7 root mount /dev/sda3 /media/da2dc69c-92cc-4249-b2c3-9b00847e7106 . 53 13 * * 7 knoppix5 df -h >~/df.txt . 54 13 * * 7 knoppix5 env DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/gedit ~/df.txt && wmctl -a gedit . 55 13 * * 7 root /home/knoppix5/rdiff-backup.sh . line one: as root mount media for backup on Sunday 13:52 line two: as user knoppix5 write out to text file in home directory the free space of all mounted disks on Sunday 13:53 line three: in front of you open and display a very simple text editor (I prefer gedit) with content of previously reported disk usage at Sunday 13:54 wmctl -a gedit means (from the manual): -a Switch to the desktop containing the window , raise the window, and give it focus. line four: as root run incremental backup script rdiff-backup.sh as root on Sunday 13:54 . my rdiff-backup.sh, with root permissions backups in short time (writes only changes from the last backup) the etire linux system (except excluded - i.e. you don't want backup recursively your backup disk), looks like this (Show sample output):
Sample Output
rwxr-xr-x  1 root    root           561 Tra 10 20:59 /home/knoppix5/rdiff-backup.sh
.
$ cat  /home/knoppix5/rdiff-backup.sh

#!/bin/bash
#uncomment next two lines if you run script manually (not from cron)
#mount /dev/sda3 /media/da2dc69c-92cc-4249-b2c3-9b00847e7106
#sleep 3 

rdiff-backup  --exclude=/run --exclude=/dev  --exclude=/tmp  --exclude=/media --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/proc --exclude=/sys / /media/da2dc69c-92cc-4249-b2c3-9b00847e7106/rdiff-backup &&
sleep 3
umount /media/da2dc69c-92cc-4249-b2c3-9b00847e7106
# Important: never ever lose your thunderbird mail again - run backup script (e)very soon!


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By: knoppix5
2015-04-12 13:48:31
env

What Others Think

Also, gedit can be used in a pipe, (if you only want to read the information once), e.g. df -h | gedit - &
flatcap · 389 weeks and 1 day ago
I tried. Empty gedit is displayed. Thanks for upvoting!
knoppix5 · 389 weeks and 1 day ago
Hmm... gedit --version gedit - Version 3.14.3
flatcap · 388 weeks and 6 days ago
Oh, I see: . gedit -V gedit - Version 2.30.4 . "This is a new feature in Gedit. It was introduced in the version that came with Gnome 3.0." ( http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3864814/how-to-pipe-program-output-in-an-editor )
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