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Old 09-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Odd program idea

First off, I'm a bit random at times, so don't be afraid.

I want to make a bash script that will run in the back ground, and will keep tabs on certain words i use, and put them into a file. Kinda like a database. The focus of this would be a swear jar. I would like to keep track of any foul word i type in, and later see how many times i use that word in "x" amount of time.


1.) can it be done?
2.) is it wise to have something like that on a machine? (sounds like a key logger to me)
3.) or is there a better project to work on. This will be my first real big script.

any suggestion, criticisms, or others are welcome.

Old 09-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Yes. That would be a key logger and would key hooks into core system drivers.
Not something that can be done with scripts. More like modifications to the Linux kernel and possibly X11.
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Well now, i can't have a key logger on my system. ;D thanks
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Well now, i can't have a key logger on my system. ;D thanks
Sure, install WinTendo.
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If, however, you mean spoken words . . .


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