From: Cengiz Tas <cengztr_AT_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:52:53 +0100


actually I'm working on a small suckless app displaying a string from stdin
on a fullscreen X Window in the style of an screensaver/conky.

e.g. to display a clock

date '+%T' | figlet | myapp

Unfortunately I couldn't manage reading from stdin more than one time. How
can I read from stdin several times so I get a refreshed 'date' input? An
approach using shell commands a la ' while true; do date '+%T' | figlet |
myapp; sleep 1; done' is working but unsatisfying becauce I want to close
the "screensaver" event based (mouse movement, key pressed).

Received on Thu Feb 04 2010 - 09:52:53 UTC

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