[Xmonad] Re: How to combine xmonad with Ubuntu? (offtopic)

Robert Manea rob.manea at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 11 16:35:44 EDT 2007

* Kai Grossjohann (kai at emptydomain.de) wrote:

> That's not what I meant.  What I meant is a replacement for the little
> tool in Gnome that pops up a window saying that there are updates and
> asks whether these should be installed.

You could do this easily with dzen, i use something alike:

$ cat duc.sh
# Debian update checker
# (c) 2007 by Robert Manea


apt-get update > /dev/null && \
apt-get -s upgrade | sed -ne 's/^Inst \(.*\)/\1/p' > $TMPFILE

if [ $NRUPDATES != "0" ]; then
    (echo "^fg(red)$NRUPDATES new system update(s) available"; \
     cat $TMPFILE) | \
    dzen2 -p -l 4 -w 600

rm -rf $TMPFILE
exit 0


This script will show you the number of outstanding updates in dzen's
title window and the actual packages that need updating in the slave

You could even use an action with dzen, like 'button1=exec:$UPGRADECOMMAND'
in order to initiate the upgrade with a button click.

Bye, Rob.

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