Help in Geektool

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    no.1 Apple Fan

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    Hi everyone! I am wondering about Geektool. Everyone on here seems to know how to use it (I see it all the time on the "Post your Desktop" forums). I would really like to know how to get the weather and stuff on the desktop. I downloaded it a week or so ago and I fooled around a bit and on the internet I managed to find a script that puts a little calender on the desktop. I tried tons and tons of scripts but none of them worked except that one. I am just wondering how all you guys know how to do that stuff and how you learn. Scripts for it would also be appreciated. Thanks guys!
     
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    geekindisguise

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    You may need to install Lynx and that is why they werent working, but I never tried installing it since it would never really work.
    The only two things I have on my GeekTools is:

    The weather -
    Code:
    curl --silent "http://xml.weather.yahoo.com/forecastrss?p=YOURZIPCODE&u=f" | grep -e "Current Conditions" -A 1 | tail -n 1 | sed -e 's/<BR \/>//'
    
    In the script where it says YOURZIPCODE, replace it with your zip code.

    And then I have a big clock -
    Code:
    date "+%l:%M"
    
    Very simple.
    I never learned my scripts, probably most of the people who have it just copy and pasted scripts from other people. Like me. :eek:
     
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    miles01110

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    Then you must have been inputting the scripts incorrectly or something. There's really nothing tricky about Geektool other than getting the syntax exactly right.
     
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    MacDawg

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    Everything has been packaged into one thread, the GeekTool Thread
    You will find all of the information you need there.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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