I wrote a small program tonight that will automatically pop up a warning,
or any other
text upon arrival via the ldm. I think it will be usefull for some.
It requires tcl installed on your machine, many system have this already
Here is the script I called 'ldmxnotify':
pack [text .xstdin]
.xstdin insert 1.0 [exec cat]
button .b1 -text Exit -command exit
# Sleep 5 minutes (300,000 milliseconds) then close window
after 300000 set mywait 1
tkwait variable mywait
Here is a sample pqact.conf entry:
# DISPLAY X-WINDOW ALERTS
DDPLUS ^WFUS.. ....
PIPE -strip -close /weather/ldm/bin/ldmxnotify
The above will pop-up an X window with the Tornado warning upon arrival
with a beep.
It will close automatically after 5 minutes, to keep an unattended desktop
from having to many windows open.
I may try and add a print button tomorrow.