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Screen Saver? Yes! So, a while back I found a screensaver which is meant for the command line. It is called tss. The latest version is 0.8.1, and it is looking pretty cool.
Under screen 4.0 or higher, there is a command called idle which is set in seconds. By default, it uses screen’s built in lockscreen function, but if you define the environment variable LOCKPGR, then you can call something else.
RSS Reader: Raggle Well, after getting some time over the US holiday to try to get raggle built, I gave up. I am guessing that Fedora Core 5/6 are not very ruby friendly yet, as I could not find everything I needed very easily. I was able to get it almost all the way there, but I could not get the ruby-Ncurses rpm to build, and I am very strict about using the native package management system (ie RPM on a RPM based system, portage on Gentoo, apt on a Debian deviant), so I will not be trying this until I can get the RPMS.
Another RSS reader? Well, it seems that someone is reading this after all.
So, tonight I have been given a pointer to raggle (http://www.raggle.org). I guess I need to install ruby to try it out…
Thanks to Philip McClure for the pointer.
Updates after I try it out some…
Window Managers? Why would a web site dedicated to the CLI have a section on Window Managers? Well, simple.
Some times, you just have to have X running. Some web sites I have to do research at use Flash, or photo editing/managing, or my iPod (none of the CLI tools let me manage play lists very easily).
Plus, I cannot get the same resolution on the console as I can under X.
What do I Use? Software
So, What major apps do I use daily? Well, this is the list of apps that I currently use daily:
bash - my shell of choice screen - a shell multiplexer and more mutt-ng - a mua on steroids centericq - IM. How do you stay in touch? snownews - an RSS feed reader calcurse - a calendar/todo manger bashblogger - the CMS for this site There are a few more, but I need to find URLs for them.