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How to use Conky for automatic system notification and administration

Aug 31, 2011, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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Conky is a graphical system monitoring tool for Linux. It is normally used to show all kinds of data as text or diagrams in the root window of your screen, in a much bigger and more readable format than any panel may do. As the galleries on the official website or at prove, Conky provides lots of ways to customize your desktop and impress your friends. Exchanging, tweaking, and discussing Conky configuration files can be a lot of fun if you find the most common Linux environments a bit too dull.

In general, Conky may run on one computer but appear on the monitor of another one, via SSH or Gnu Screen. Conky may also load data from plain text files of any kind, from local logs to RSS feeds or Web pages downloaded with w3m or other command line tools.

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