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I want to have a way of outputting a terminal command, like:

$ cat todo.org | awk '{ print $1 }' > dashboard_widget

Into a dashboard widget, not necessarily the text output of a command. Maybe a "iTerm2" dashboard that only outputs but doesn't get input from the user.

What I want to do with this is to have the output of a emacs buffer with my todo list.

  • What did you try so far? – Daniel Beck May 2 '12 at 15:32
  • Don't know where to start. Already googled by didn't find any solution. – licorna May 2 '12 at 16:38
  • My suggestion: Set up a cron or launchd job to periodically transform your todo list like in the example you provided into an output file. Display that file's contents in a widget by getting a script's (cat comes to mind) output. This should help. Dashcode is part of Xcode. – Daniel Beck May 2 '12 at 17:02
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There are dashboard widgets that execute shell scripts and display the output.

Examples:

Your script can call emacs in batch mode to preprocess and export your todo.org into plain text mode, or you can use your awk preprocessing instead.

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