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March 16th, 2009, 08:14 PM
I would like to have a quote from a file displayed on my desktop and have the quote change to a different quote in that file about every minute or so. Is there any programs out there that will do this or is it possible to write a script to do it?

finer recliner
March 16th, 2009, 08:24 PM
install conky which traditionally lets your see system stats overlaid on your desktop (see some of the screenshots on their website), but you could use it call an external script every X number seconds (read the documentation). In the script, use grep, or awk, or sed (or some combination of those tools) to output 1 random line from your library of quotes.

hope this helps point you in the right direction

March 16th, 2009, 08:26 PM
fortune is also an option