- Category: Linux tips, articles and hacks
- Created on Sunday, 15 August 2004 13:57
- Last Updated on Saturday, 15 March 2014 21:26
Someone once posed a question a on a mailing list I am on. He wanted to add a line at the end of his emails telling about what song was currently playing on his XMMS. Something like "Currently listening to Nirvana - Smells like the teen spirit". This is what I did
First create a file songch.sh with the following lines
Put it in your home directory and then do a chmod a+x songch.sh
on it so that everyone has execute permissions on it. Next, start XMMS,
goto Preferences, and in the Effect/General Plugins tab, select the Song Change plugin's properties. Specify ~/.songch.sh %s in the properties box. What happens now is that whenever a song changes, its name is put in the mysong.txt file (in your home directory).
echo Now listening to $@ > mysong.txt
The next part is dependent on your email client. In most good mail clients (like Mozilla Thunderbird) you can attach a file as a signature. Use mysong.txt as your signature file and that should be all.