How to update applets with bash, cron, or console command ?

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CalvinHobbes
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How to update applets with bash, cron, or console command ?

Post by CalvinHobbes » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi,

The problem with the applet is that we have to launch the applet window, go to "available applet" tab, click on "refresh list" button to show updates. And then, click on "update" to apply them.

Is there an easier way to update applets, or doing it automatically ?

Thx.

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Re: How to update applets with bash, cron, or console command ?

Post by CalvinHobbes » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:46 am

A little up maybe ?

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Re: How to update applets with bash, cron, or console command ?

Post by karlchen » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:58 pm

Hello, CalvinHobbes.

Could you please reveal which Linux Mint edition you are using and which desktop environment?
The terminal command

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inxi -Sx
will tell both.
Please, post the screen output of this terminal command.

You might also explain a bit more in detail which applets you wish to update automatically using some kind of commandline.

Best regards,
Karl
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Noticed we are in the "Cinnamon" subforum; guess this clears up which desktop environment is used.
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Re: How to update applets with bash, cron, or console command ?

Post by MintBean » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:03 pm

There's probably no quick and easy solution. I suspect you would have to write a script that polls the source files and checks if they've been modified since you last downloaded, then if applicable download the updated applet with wget or curl.

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