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Thread: Single on/off switch for conky

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    Single on/off switch for conky

    Here's a simple script to turn conky on and off. Just copy the script to a empty text file and make it executable(properties>permissions)->

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    
    # click to start, click to stop
    
    if pidof conky | grep [0-9] > /dev/null
    then
     exec killall conky
    else
     exec conky
    
    fi
    Then just create a single launcher for it(right click panel/desk) and point it to what ever you named your file, add a icon and your all set. I use mine so i can change my .conkyrc to try things and skip using the terminal to kill conky and start conky, clicking on the icon is way faster.
    Last edited by kerry_s; October 29th, 2006 at 08:40 AM.

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    i couldn't understand how to make it exactly...
    how you name the file and how you make it executable.

    i paste it to the mousepad(text file) and save it..uh i couldnt go so far

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    Thumbs down Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    ok i did it..the problem was: i save it to the desktop and i couldnt change the permissions. i moved it to home folder and make it executable. it works great. now i can configure my .conkyrc in a practical way
    thanks again

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    Registered Ubuntu User # 18139 and Registered linux user # 486806 Stuck in a Windows world!!!

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    Awsome!! Thanks!

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    Looks like the one in Antix-mepis--
    works really good too!
    You can change it to work with wbar or any app. as well.
    Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin.

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    sweet! ROX!

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    Re: Single on/off switch for conky

    This is great! I find this so much easier now. Thanks so much for your contribution

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