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Old 07-24-2001
xterm pop-out

Good day!

We're working on a project using SUN Solaris UNIX. The project requires that based on a text file containing different dates, an xterm window will pop-out and display a simple message. We've already tried running this by including it in the cronjob but doesn't seem to work. Is there any way to automatically trigger or call the xterm command for us to do this purpose? Thanx! Ciao!Smilie
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Old 07-25-2001
Calling an X based message is not different than calling any other command. If you have your DISPLAY environment variable and the proper X configuration, you can run a script from cron to match a pattern and 'pop up' X.

Might be easier to use something different than an X term, for example a graphical widget using PYTHON or some other graphical shell script.
 

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