[R] Bash script that uses an R command

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 15:48:19 CET 2009

I have wriiten (with the help of the internet) a bash scirpt for my
debian ppc 5.0 laptop to display battery remaining in a panel on the
xfce desktop environment.

echo `hal-device | grep battery.remaining_time | awk '{print $3/3600}' `-battery

and this nicely spits out  4.95 hours in the panel.  This is fine
except it is a snow day and I have some extra time on my hands.  I was
wondering if I could write a little program that would take 4.95 and
convert it into 4: (.95*6) in other words 4:57 in R and then use that
in a shell script to tweak the battery remaining script.  I am sure
there is a better way, but I am a noob to linux and have a couple of
years with R.

Stephen Sefick

Let's not spend our time and resources thinking about things that are
so little or so large that all they really do for us is puff us up and
make us feel like gods.  We are mammals, and have not exhausted the
annoying little problems of being mammals.

								-K. Mullis

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