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@ssokolow /crontab
Last active Aug 29, 2015

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Simple GTK+ update notifier for apt-get which doesn't nag about restarting your PC
# Add this to your USER (not root) crontab for daily update checks
0 6 * * * DISPLAY=:0 ~/bin/update_check.sh
# Add this to /etc/sudoers.d to allow updating without entering a password
Cmnd_Alias DISTUPGRADE = /usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade
ssokolow ALL = NOPASSWD: DISTUPGRADE
Defaults!DISTUPGRADE !requiretty
# !/bin/sh
# Simple replacement for the Ubuntu update notifier because I'm stubborn and
# refuse to bow to removal of configuration keys
#
# Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Stephan Sokolow (deitarion/SSokolow)
#
# License: MIT (http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT)
APT_COMMAND="/usr/bin/apt-get dist-upgrade"
ICON_PATH=~/.local/share/icons/elementary/apps/16/update-notifier.svg
# Used so this script can execute its second half within urxvt
if [ "$1" = "--run-apt" ]; then
# shellcheck disable=SC2086
if ! sudo $APT_COMMAND; then
echo "Exited with non-success!"
read
fi
exit
fi
UPGRADES=$($APT_COMMAND -s -q -y --allow-unauthenticated | \
/bin/grep '^Inst' | \
/bin/sed 's@Inst \(\S*\) \(\[\(\S*\)\]\)\?[ ]\?(\(\S*\) .*@"\1" "\3" "\4"@g' | \
/usr/bin/sort)
if [ -z "$UPGRADES" ]; then
exit
fi
if ! echo "$UPGRADES" | xargs zenity --list \
--title="Updated packages available" \
--window-icon="$ICON_PATH" \
--text="The following packages have updates available:" \
--column "Name" \
--column "Current" \
--column "Available" \
--cancel-label="Remind Me Later" \
--ok-label="Upgrade Now" >/dev/null; then
exit
fi
exec urxvt -e "$0" --run-apt
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