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How can I get a line break in the “date” command on OS X?

Is it possible to force a line break in the result of date command for Mac OS X? This is intended to use with GeekTool so I can have the current date in the first line, and time in the second. For ...
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show only certain rows with top

Using Geektool I want to output some of the stats that top spits out on my desktop, but not all of them. Rather than calling top | grep "Line_I_want_to_spit_out" for each different line I want it to ...
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Mac Terminal command to geektools

I just got Geektools, and I'm trying to get a shell geeklet to display the command top -F -R -o cpu in the same way that it is displayed in the terminal. Through Google, I found this command to show ...
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What does this grep command actually do?

I'm trying to get a hang of grep. I've got the following command from a GeekLet script that someone made for getting the weather info off some website: curl -s ...
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Show information on currently played song

I plan on showing the currently played song on my desktop (preferably using GeekTool). It would be even better if it is possible to switch the radio channel. Any hints on how to start this project (I ...
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Possible to “ping” url:port? (OS X-GeekTool)

I'm trying to use GeekTool (Mac pref pane... basically just embeds output of a shell command/script on the desktop... ...
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GeekTool logs “command not found” for commands that work fine in Terminal

I'm trying to run simple commands so I can have GeekTool output date/time etc. to my desktop. Should be simple enough to do but it never actually outputs anything into the boxes. Console log shows ...
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GeekTool won't run UNIX command that works in Terminal

Just to put an example, in the Terminal: php -f file.php Works perfectly, when I try to use this in GeekTool it just does not work. It works fine till: php -f Displaying the possible option, ...
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Simple Way To Display Script Output On Windows Desktop? (Like GeekTool on OSX)

I'd like to display the output of some command-line scripts on my Windows desktop. I believe Rainmeter and Samurize can do this, but I find Rainmeter kind of baffling and frankly it's just overkill ...
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Why do Finder and du report different file size?

I am writing a geektool 3 script to show the size of a particular VMware Fusion virtual machine. Such .vmwarevm "file" is really a packaged directory. Get Info in Finder says the file is "52.91 GB". ...
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GeekTool-like app for resource charts/graphs? [closed]

Is there an app that's similar to GeekTool that will allow me to show graphical charts on my desktop showing resource usage (network i/o, disk usage, etc)? Specifically, I'm looking for something like ...