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Command line tool for Linux command line junkies


I found a little gem for "Friends of the commandline" TM . Since the autor suggested to improve this with zenity I went ahead and created ~/bin/runthis:
#!/bin/sh
#~/bin/runthis
############################################################################
# Runs the command on the command line or prompts that have been entered in the prompt box
# Originally published here: http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/2848/bash-at-your-fingertips-nifty-notifysend/
# Replaced command line with zenity dialog
############################################################################
if[-z"$1"]; then
    what=$ (zenity   --entry   --text"Type a command");
else
    what= $1
fi
info=$ (eval"$what"   2>/dev /null );
notify-send -t $ ((1000+ 300*`echo-n$info|wc -w `))-u low -i gtk-dialog-info "$what""$info"||exit2
Make it executable with chmod +r ~/bin/runthis. Final step: go to the CompitzConfig Settings Manager (or the Gnome shortcut settings) and assign it a key combination (I use Ctrl+Alt+r). Now you can hit the combination, enter a command and the result will be shown in a notification dialog. For the rationale, read the original source
As usual YMMV

Posted by on 19 July 2010 | Comments (0) | categories: Linux

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