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i can get terminal idle time by w command as follows

$ w
 14:37:58 up 2 days, 20:16,  2 users,  load average: 0.12, 0.16, 0.14
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@   IDLE   JCPU   PCPU WHAT
charan   tty7                      Fri18    2days  3:53   0.33s gnome-session --session=ubuntu
charan   pts/0    :0               14:33    6.00s  0.19s  0.00s w

and tty gives me current tty as bellow

$ tty
/dev/pts/0

And i want to run a shell script in same tty when idle time is more than some x value How can i do that ?

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Probably Getting idle time in linux will be useful for you. There is C source that you can use.

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I havnt used Ruby, So i am not able to run it in my system :( – Charan Pai Jul 9 '13 at 11:56

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