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Old 05-25-2006, 03:11 PM   #1
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Post Cron job in Suse Linux


Guys, I need some help

I am trying to figure out how to set up a cronjob that displays a message on the screen in KDE at a certain time(I am using SUSE 9). Does anyone know what command I can use to display a message on the screen in KDE?

Your help is greately appreciated. Thanks in advance...
 
Old 05-25-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
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man wall ;-)
 
Old 05-26-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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You can create a script containing

kdialog --msgbox "Some useful text..." ;

and point cron to that script.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 04:56 AM   #4
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I tried, the command kdialog is not recognized by SLES 9.
 
Old 05-29-2006, 04:59 AM   #5
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Kalarm will do this, it can do messages, sounds etc. etc. and the times etc are quite configurable.

It won't be in the shell though
 
Old 05-29-2006, 05:13 AM   #6
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I need to set up a cron job that just pops a graphical message on the screen in KDE saying for example HELLO. Now setting up a cron job I figured, but the command to pop some message on the screen I still can't figure out. Kalarm will work for this purpose, but I just really want to do it the other way....
 
Old 05-29-2006, 05:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
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kdialog --msgbox "Some useful text..." ;

and point cron to that script.
There's your answer then. You can install it via Yast i beleieve.

Code:
kdialog
on it's own gives a list of different switches.

If not you can use dialog (i was just playing around with it, pretty fun), mine seemed to open up in the shell i was running, you can prolly change that.

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Old 05-29-2006, 08:10 AM   #8
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As chrism01 said, all you need is wall

For example, you could put this in root's crontab:

01 00 * * * echo -e "\a\nHey, it's past MIDNIGHT!\nTime for BED..." | /usr/bin/wall

And all users will all get a reminder at one minute past midnight.

HTH
 
Old 06-12-2006, 11:32 PM   #9
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awesome thanks guys that really helps!!!!!!
 
  


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