Let me preface this by admitting that I am useless at scripting, so hopefully there will be an easy way to do this!
I am trying to have a terminal running task (a todo list manager) that refreshes automatically. I would like to specify the window title for the terminal, so that awesome knows which tag to display it on.
I figured watch is the easiest way to accomplish this - this strips out the colours, but I can live with that.
If I run:
from a terminal, all works as expected and I get my todo list refreshing in the current terminal window.
However, if I run:
terminal --hold -e --title=tasklist -e "watch task"
it opens a terminal window in the desired awesome tag with the todo list in, but it does not update.
Instead of using watch, I have tried:
while [ true ] do clear terminal --hold -e --title=tasklist -e "watch task" sleep 1 done
but this obviously opens many terminal windows all with the title "tasklist", rather than just one which is continually refreshed.
I am sure there must be an easy way to accomplish what I am after, but I can't find it! Any help would be gratefully received.
Thanks for all help,
Last edited by sjg (2012-12-01 16:10:18)