Script to Display Text Files on Desktop (Todo's)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by speedemonV12, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, Im trying to perfect my todo and organization skills right now, and im on a rampage. I found some posts over at lifehacker.com that have got me inspired:
    http://lifehacker.com/software/top/download-of-the-day--geektool-185802.php

    But, using what they have provided me with has not brought me to my perfect set up. and editing the files that they have is extremely tough since I have no programming skills.

    So, can anyone help me to create this script that I want to run with Geektool to display on my desktop?

    Here is what I would like:

    - First, I would like to have the current date displayed at the top
    - Then I want to display 3 or 4 different text files that I will manually edit. (these will be my todo files: home, school, work, misc)
    - I would like for this script to update every 5 or 10 seconds so that when I add to the text files, they will update on my desktop.

    Can anyone help me create this shell script? or give me some direction? It doesnt seem like it would be too hard, i just have no skills in this subject at all.

    Thanks a ton!
     
  2. madog macrumors 65816

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