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while true ; do echo -n "`date`";curl localhost:3000/site/sha;echo -e;sleep 1; done
2011-10-14 21:00:41
User: donnoman
Functions: echo sleep true

In this case it runs the command 'curl localhost:3000/site/sha' waiting the amount of time in sleep, ie: 1 second between runs, appending each run to the console.

This works well for any command where the output is less than your line width

This is unlike watch, because watch always clears the display.

while true ; do sleep 1 ; clear ; (netstat -tn | grep -P ':36089\s+\d') ; done
2011-09-28 11:39:43
User: hute37
Functions: clear grep netstat sleep true

shell loop to scan netstat output avoiding loolback aliases (local/remote swap for local connections)

while true; do sleep 4 ; xdotool click 1 ; done
2011-09-23 09:23:02
User: rusino
Functions: sleep

Automation click every 4 second on a macro slot bar to world of warcraft for prospecting item

enable auto loot and create macro, put mouse over slot on the bar

/cast Prospecting

/use Elementium Ore

i=60;while [ $i -gt 0 ];do if [ $i -gt 9 ];then printf "\b\b$i";else printf "\b\b $i";fi;sleep 1;i=`expr $i - 1`;done
while true; do xset dpms force off; sleep 0.3; xset dpms force on; xset s reset; sleep 0.3; done
2011-09-07 21:55:41
User: Escher
Functions: sleep

When aliens invade Earth, be first to warn your neighbours by placing your computer screen at a window and executing this potentially Earth-saving command.

Ctrl C when aliens are defeated.

say() { wget -q -U Mozilla -O output.mp3 "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=$1"; gnome-terminal -x bash -c "totem output.mp3"; sleep 4; totem --quit;}
2011-09-07 19:48:53
User: totti
Functions: bash sleep wget

No need to install additional packages


say hello

For multiword

say how+are+you

while sleep 30; do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-15));echo -n " New Emails: $(curl -u username:password --silent https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom | grep 'fullcount' | grep -o '[0-9]\+')";tput rc; done &
switchMonitor () { LF=/tmp/screen-lock; if [ -f $LF ]; then rm $LF; else touch $LF; sleep .5; while [ -f $LF ]; do xset dpms force off; sleep 2; done; fi };
2011-08-26 17:55:44
User: totti
Functions: rm sleep touch

Use the command to create a script and bind it to a key using keyboard shortcut.


Script locks the screen in a loop until the command is executed again.At first it

NotifyOnBATTERY () { while :; do on_ac_power||notify-send "Running on BATTERY"; sleep 1m; done }
2011-08-26 11:54:16
User: totti
Functions: sleep
Tags: battery notify

Works on Laptops, Desktop having communication b/w UPS & CPU

(sleep 3; echo "MyAwesomePassword"; sleep 3) |socat - EXEC:'ssh [email protected] "hostname"',pty,setsid,ctty
2011-08-24 14:13:18
User: TommyBotten
Functions: echo sleep
Tags: socat pts

You should really use keys. Really. I'm serious.

But if you have to add your key, change password etc. for a long list of servers, this might help.

while notify-send "`acpi -t`"; do sleep 300; done
2011-07-05 18:22:06
Functions: sleep

Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.

Works best in a shell script run at startup. acpi is called for temperature and fed to notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.

while ping -c 1 > /dev/null; do acpi -t -f | while read tem; do notify-send "$tem"; done; sleep 300; done
2011-07-02 06:47:25
User: c0de
Functions: acpi ping read sleep

works best in a shell script run at startup. It will ping localhost once and output to null, after it does that, acpi is called for temperature in fahrenheit and piped through to another loop that feeds notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.

while true; do sleep $(($RANDOM/1000)) && beep -f 2000 -l $(($RANDOM/100)) ; done
while true; do sleep $(($RANDOM/1000)) && beep -f 2000 -l $(($RANDOM/100)) ; done
dd if=/dev/urandom of=file.img bs=4KB& pid=$!; while [[ -d /proc/$pid ]]; do kill -USR1 $pid && sleep 1 && clear; done
2011-06-24 21:49:10
Functions: dd kill sleep
Tags: dd progress

Only slightly different than previous commands. The benefit is that your "watch" should die when the dd command has completed. (Of course this would depend on /proc being available)

var=host ;while ! nc -zw 1 $var 22;do sleep 1; done ; ssh user@$var
while true; do date; ssh <YOUR HOST HERE> "echo" && echo "HOST UP" && break; sleep 60; done
i=0;while :; do i=$(expr "$i" + 1); scrot "$i".png; sleep 2; done;
2011-05-27 00:25:28
User: scripteles
Functions: expr sleep

Take a screenshot every 2 seconds and save it as a png file

while sleep 1; do date; (netstat -a -n | grep 80) ; done
while true; do /bin/ping -q -c1 -w3 2>&1 > /dev/null || echo " ping failed at $(date +%d/%m/%y) $(date +%H:%M:%S)" >> /var/log/ping.log; sleep 10; done &
2011-05-12 01:51:07
User: Arkey
Functions: echo sleep

This command are using by me for checking connection with Internet.

sleep 4h && halt
while true; do tput sc; tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-74)); w | grep load; tput rc; sleep 10; done &
2011-04-27 09:28:27
User: ahofmann
Functions: grep sleep tput

Gives not only date but also some interesting status about the System

say(){ mplayer -user-agent Mozilla "http://translate.google.com/translate_tts?tl=en&q=$(echo $* | sed 's#\ #\+#g')" > /dev/null 2>&1 ; }; sleep 3s && say "wake up, you bastard"
while true; do while [ `date +%H%M` == "1857" ] ; do sleep 1s; yes | head -n 2000 > /dev/dsp; done; done;
2011-04-23 14:44:26
User: mrwill
Functions: head sleep yes

this command will beep like an alarm for one minute from 18:57. you can change "1857" to your desired time.

you should have alsa-oss package installed, and you should also be root or part of "audio" group.

sleep 3s && espeak "wake up, you bastard" 2>/dev/null
2011-04-20 07:21:45
User: javisol
Functions: sleep

I'd prefer this one, you have to install espeak to get this running