Posts Tagged ‘script’


March 12th, 2011 1 comment
Conky Desktop

Conky Desktop

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD. The biggest issue that I have had with conky is setting it up.

It’s kind of a pain to get everything up and running just right.  Recently I ran across CONKY-colors. It is a nice little program to help you set up conky. To get CONKY-colors to work properly you will have to do several things.

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Pop-up notification from the command line

August 12th, 2010 No comments

pop-up notifitacionI was looking for a way to tap into the pop-up bubbles that Ubuntu displays notifications in. I wanted to be able to have some scripts run and notify me when they were done. After searching for a little while I finally ran across a post on  He goes into pretty good detail about the things that you can do with the notify program.  Read more…

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Perl CPAN easy install

August 10th, 2010 No comments

I ran into an interesting little bit of information as I was working on a perl project.  I was trying to do some XML manipulation within perl, and I ran across the that had an article about XML::Simple, which is an extension for perl.

While reading through their article they talked about installing XML::Simple. I was thinking here come the whole procedure download, make, make install, etc., but that wasn’t the case. Apparently you can install items from CPAN very easily from the command line. Here is all it took to install the XML::Simple extension.

perl -MCPAN -e shell

After running that I was in a CPAN shell with a command prompt that looked like.


Then to install the XML::Simple all I had to do was run the following.

install XML::Simple

Speaking of simple. Now I have XML::Simple, and a new simple way to install extensions from CPAN.

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Misc Bash Scripts

August 1st, 2010 No comments

Here are a few little bash scripts that i use to do different things on my ubuntu machine.  I can’t always remember them, so I have to write them down somewhere. Hopefully someone else will find these useful too.  Visit for some other command line basics. Read more…

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Disable screensaver when XBMC starts

July 8th, 2010 No comments

I always got frustrated when I tried running XBMC on my ubuntu laptop and forgot to turn off the screensaver. Finally I found some information about how to solve this problem here.

The solution is to create a bash script that disables the screensaver and the power management, then it runs XBMC and when it’s complete it will re-enable the screensaver and power management. Read more…

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