[linux-elitists] xterm trick for the elite

Seth David Schoen schoen@loyalty.org
Thu Dec 9 10:39:29 PST 1999


Don Marti writes:

> If you want to put a stock ticker in your xterm title bar for
> any reason:
> 
> 1. Get this script:
> http://zgp.org/~dmarti/warez/quoteline
> 
> 2. Put this in your .bash_profile:
> 
> if test -n "$DISPLAY"; then
>     export PROMPT_COMMAND="quoteline -x";
> fi

I just happened to try this with VA Linux stock.  It unfortunately says "LNUX
0" at the moment, which is far from the truth.  I fear that Yahoo is not 
ecessarily a good data source for quotes on stocks which have just undergone
an IPO.

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