[ubuntu-uk] Cron task?

Joe yothsoggoth at gmail.com
Tue May 8 20:40:02 UTC 2012

I'm not sure if there's an easy way to do this.
You could write a little script that checks if the user has been idle for a certain amount of time, if so run your program. Then have cron run this program every minute or something?

I think "who -Hu" will list all logged in users and how long they've been idle for.
I'm not sure if this is the right type of idle though, and as I have only the one user I can't test it because to run the command I'm never idle.

Hope that helps a little,
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I'm using Feh [a cli image viewer] trying to replicate the old "Pictures
Folder" screen saver. By using "feh -rzZFYD7 /home/[me]/Pictures"
I obtain 99% of the functionality [including directory recursion - 
but have to fire it manually.
Is there anyway to set a cron job to start it automatically after x
amount of time of idle kbd/mouse.

All I want is to go get a cup of coffee and get back to find the
machine displaying random samples of my photos.... why so hard :(

Bill B. [SuperEngineer]

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