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I'm searching for the possibility to execute a shell script or command based on idle time in the bash shell.

As an example, if I'm in a SSH session to a server of mine and after X minutes of inactivity in the terminal, I want a command to start a desired program like cmatrix, and when I come back and press a key I will get back where I left.

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You can check the load on cpu using top –  totti May 7 '13 at 9:48

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Apparently GNU screen has screensaver capabilities similar to what you're asking, if you put this in your .screenrc:

blankerprg cmatrix -ab -u2
idle 60 blanker
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