Watch for activity and watch for silence

Bug #343616 reported by Kai Grossjohann
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Chris Jones

Bug Description

WIBNI Terminator could watch for activity or silence in a specific shell (terminal? pane?)?

Both would set the urgent hint on the window when the condition is met.

"Watch for silence" is useful in the following scenario: Suppose you have a long-running job that produces output while it is running, for example building some software. Then it would be cool to select the "Watch for silence" action. This would continuously monitor activity in the terminal, and when no output arrives for some configurable time, it would mark the window as urgent so that it flashes in the Gnome taskbar.

"Watch for activity" complements "watch for silence" and is useful for long-running jobs that seldom produce output, and you want to be alerted when output happens. Perhaps "tail -F /some/log/file | grep SomePattern" is a typical example.

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Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

This ought to be possible with the signals that VTE provides.

Changed in terminator:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

0.94 is now released and includes a plugin that monitors for terminal activity, but there is not yet one that monitors for silence (just because that's a bit harder to write ;)

Changed in terminator:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Chris Jones (cmsj) wrote :

a plugin that monitors for silence is now in trunk at revision 1224 and will be in 0.96

Changed in terminator:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Chris Jones (cmsj)
Changed in terminator:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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