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Has anyone gotten Geektool to work on Big Sur?

I have Geektool running with several geeklets on El Capitan. I upgraded one of my Macs to Big Sur that had Geektool working before the upgrade. Now, it does not auto launch at login, and when manually ...
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Geektools Shell Problem

In order to monitor the filesystem activity on my computer, I found command "sudo fs_usage", which works very well in Terminal. Then I had the idea to display those system activities (written) on my ...
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Light-weight system monitor tool/app for OSX, Conky alternatives [duplicate]

On common UNIX-like computer operating systems there was extremely flexible/customizeable/lightweight tool for System Stats monitoring, called Conky. I'd like to find alternative system monitoring ...
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Geektool coding to remove image after a set time

I'm trying to edit a 3rd party script written in AppleScript (OAS...I think) to dim the volume after showing changes. I've tried changing the opacity & switching to a transparent image using a ...
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Do apps like GeekTool cause performance degradation?

I started recently using GeekTool and I used some Geeklets for weather, date, and time, things that I had to let it refresh every two or three seconds. Here is a screenshot of my desktop I know (but ...
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Geeklet script to ping hosts

I have found the nice script below to ping a host to check if it is up or down. However I haven't found a way (and my very basic programming knowledge has failed me here) on how I can ping multiple ...
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echo works incorrectly with GeekTool

I am trying to use echo in GeekTool to print text without a newline like this: echo -n "test" When I run that command in Terminal it prints this: test In geek tool it prints this: -n test What is ...
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GeekTool messes up formatting for cat

I have a text file called stocks.txt it looks like this: AAPL [1;37m 96.15[00m[32m 0.55 (0.58%)[00m GOOG [1;37m 566.07[00m[31m -5.53 (-0.97%)[00m FB [1;37m 72.28[00m[31m ...
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Alternatives to Geektool that make desktop content clickable?

Does anybody know of any alternatives to GeekTool that allow you to put content on your desktop sourced from shell scripts, files, etc but that makes the content interactive? A few use cases I would ...
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iCal events on the desktop; Dashboard widgets vs. GeekTool vs.?

Over the last few years I've become very dependent on the Amnesty Widget Browser and a little Dashboard widget called "iCal Events" to embed a well-styled list of upcoming iCal events into my desktop ...
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Growl 1.3+: Location of (rollup) Log for use with GeekTool

Where can I find Growl's log(s)? Would like to use with GeekTool to display it on the desktop.
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Geektool twitter quotes glet not working

I have GeekTool for Lion and am trying to run the Glet located at - http://www.macosxtips.co.uk/geeklets/messaging/latest-tweet-1/ On my system. It's just not working. The same code is running ...
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How Many Resources Does GeekTool Use?

Previously before, I didn't touch apps like GeekTool because I was afraid that it would slow down my system performance severely. (MacBook Pro 15" C2D 2.4ghz Late 2008) However, I have decided to use ...
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