Gerhard Hellmann email@example.com
This is a simple bash script to use
gnuplot, to output a simple graph of one changing number output to a screen window.
This script is written for bash and uses quite a lot of common tools. Namely:
- gnu screen
This script is not very elegant, mostly from being hacked together in about 2 hours. I just wanted to visualize the output of another script which was output to a screen-window. It works. Nevertheless YMMV!
You need at least one
screen running. Check for the
$STY, as you need this for screen-graph to find the data. So inside
$ echo $STY 2294.pts-0.fun
Then create a new window in
screen and give it a title. Using standard-shortcuts that would be
CTRL-a c to create the new window followed by
ctrl-a :title WINDOWNAME<RETURN> to set the title
WINDOWNAME for that window.
Now this will be the data-window. Just run a script inside this window which just outputs the data to visualize in the following form:
For example the following line outputs your computers load in the required format:
$ while true; do echo -n $(date +%s)' '; cat /proc/loadavg | cut -f 1 -d ' '; sleep 10; done
The output will look something like this:
1144870745 0.22 1144870755 0.18 1144870765 0.39 1144870775 0.64 1144870785 0.85
Now comes the magic. In another window, or even on another terminal (on the same computer as the same user though!) enter (considering
screen-graph.sh is in your PATH!)
$ screen-graph.sh 2294.pts-0.fun WINDOWNAME
Use the parameters entered above! The result should be a graph filling up your terminal-window. If it doesn't work, well, use the source, luke. :)
If you have ideas to improve this script, or found any bugs, please tell me via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This script is published under the GPL.