November 13, 2008

Yet another activity graph : how often do you emerge ?

by orzel
Categories: Admin, Gentoo, Software
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Really, I seem to be fond of activity graphs those days. I have reused part of this previous code, but this time I parse the emerge log file to display the activity of your successful emerges. Think of it as a graphical view of ‘genlop -l’.

Those examples are the emerge activity of my two main computers.

The current code does the bare minimum, and  I need to add at least command line options for

  • logfile to use (currently/default : /var/log/emerge.log)
  • filename to create (currently/default : activity.png)
  • width/height of the image (currently/default : 800×600)

The usage is straightforward:

orzel@berlioz EmergeActivity% ./
There are 9896 emerge completed successfully
Created the file 'activity.png'
orzel@berlioz EmergeActivity% xv activity.png &

You can grab the source (browse, tarballs, mercurial clone, even RSS) from :

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