This is very quick and dirty and not at all elegant, but it will give you an
idea of what you are looking for. I would also suggest reading a couple of
books on Linux and Shell scripting as the two go hand in hand.
Here is the script:
NUM_OF_PKGS=`apt-get -V upgrade | wc -l`
if [$NUM_OF_PKGS == 0]
echo "There are no new updates" && mplayer $SOUND_2;
$NUM_OF_PKGS [!= 0]
echo "There are $NUM_OF_PKGS available"
apt-get -V upgrade && mplayer SOUND_3
What this does is it checks to see how many updates there are and counts
them, and plays a sound. If there are updates, then it tells you that, plays
another sound and then starts downloading the updates. WHen finished it
plays the third sound.
I would strongly recommend reading up on bash a bit. It is very powerful.
Just google for bash tutorial.
On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 5:08 AM, Steven Kavanagh <mrvestek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok simple one this, for the Ubuntu head's mostly (my app to Ubuntu list is
> still pending for some reason).
>> Anyway was wondering if any of you gurus could help me with something quite
> simple. I'm working on an Lcars Ubuntu theme / login / splash and sound
> package and was wondering is there any way to write a script that would
> soundexample.wav when Ubuntu prompts me that there are updates available
> then play soundexample2.wav when updates are downloading then finally
> soundexample3.wav when the updates are finished installing?
>> Cheers in advance for the help, should be simple enough but I'm no
> programmer :P
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