wiki:GmailConkyNotifier

GmailConkyNotifier

GmailConkyNotifier is a small program used to check your gmail account. The program directs output to a textfile that can be used by programs like Conky to display unread email messages on the desktop.

DISCLAIMER: YOU CAN USE THIS SOURCE CODE TO WHATEVER USAGE YOU DESIRE. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO FREELY MODIFY, COPY, OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOURCE CODE. PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE USAGE OF THIS PROGRAM AND/OR ITS SOURCE. HAPPY HACKING!

First fetch the source with your favourite version control system:

git clone http://home.thep.lu.se/~sahlin/git/GmailConkyNotifier.git

The program requires openssl and expat to compile. Compile the program with make. A binary called GmailConkyNotifier is created. The program takes two mandatory and one optional argument. The first agument is the name of your gmail account, for example "anders.anonym@…". The second argument is the file to which you want to direct the output. The third and optional argument is a command that you want to be executed every time a new email message has been found. This third argument can be used to play a sound as notification. Please note that the program will ask you to enter your password, but as C++ lacks native control of your terminal, the password will most likely be echoed to your screen.

To use the program with Conky, use the built in tail command.

Last modified 10 years ago Last modified on Aug 29, 2008, 6:03:13 PM