I am looking at displaying a counter or display a variable number as a desktop icon for GNOME in Ubuntu 12.10. I have a computer program that is running through a bunch of files and will likely take a few weeks to complete. As it is doing this I want some kind of indication on the desktop to see how many files have been processed. I was hoping to use a count-badge over an icon but haven't found anything online if it is possible. Is there way of somehow displaying a variable number on the GNOME desktop that updates everytime a script runs?
I have tried the command <> but I am looking for something less intrusive that I have don't have to click every 10 minutes.
Thanks in advance.