I coded a small bash script that displays every x seconds the value of bitcoin on different Markets: BTCValueNotifier
.How to use with Ubuntu:Download the script:
wget http://babygeek.free.fr/files/Bitcoin/BTCValueNotifier.shInstall notify-send:
sudo apt-get install notify-sendMake the script executable:
chmod +x BTCValueNotifier.shEdit the script then change the settings in "CONFIG" part (l 19) as desired, you can change the market, the currency, the frequency of update..., then save.Run the script:
MtGox support (USD only).
TradeHill support (Multi currencies: https://www.tradehill.com/DepositOverview/
Bitomat support (PLN only).
Britcoin support (GBP only).
BitMarket support (Multi currencies: https://bitmarket.eu/faq#faq_trading_11
ExchangeBitcoins support (USD only).
BTCex support (USD only).How to use with Windows
(until I develop a compatible version)
Install Cygwin and select wget as package to install.
Edit the script (http://babygeek.free.fr/files/Bitcoin/BTCValueNotifier.sh
), search the line "notify-send "Bitcoin Value @$market$currency" "$(echo -e "$val")" " (near to the end), replace it by:
echo "MsgBox \"$val\", vbOkOnly, \"Bitcoin Value @$market$currency\"" > alert.vbs
cmd /C alert.vbs
now, run BTCValueNotifier w/ Cygwin: ./BTCValueNotifier.sh
I created a launchpad page
to help track development, bug reports, or ask for new markets that you would see in the script: https://launchpad.net/btcvaluenotifier
If you have a question, a problem... pm me, contact me on IRC: BabyGeek @ Freenode, or ask a question on Launchpad.
PS: there is no virus in the script, it is not a binary, you can view the contents of the script by editing it.