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watch -n -0.1 fbcmd stream timeline
2013-04-20 17:36:18
User: hako
Functions: watch
-1

Streams your timeline on the commandline, required fbcmd

https://github.com/dtompkins/fbcmd

watch "lsof -i -P |grep ESTABLISHED |awk '{printf \"%15.15s \\t%s\\n\", \$1, \$9}'"
2013-04-03 02:04:11
User: skarfacegc
Functions: watch
0

Shows which applications are making connections, and the addresses they're connecting to. Refreshes every 2 seconds (watch's default). Test on OSX, should work anywhere watch and lsof work.

watch -d=c -n3 'lsof -itcp -iudp -c php'
2013-03-14 01:24:50
User: AskApache
Functions: watch
Tags: lsof PHP watch
0

Shows files and processes of the command php

watch "ss -nat | awk '"'{print $1}'"' | sort | uniq -c"
2012-12-07 19:07:33
User: ricardofunke
Functions: watch
-1

Monitoring TCP connections number showing each state. It uses ss instead of netstat because it's much faster with high trafic.

You can fgrep specific ports by piping right before awk:

watch "ss -nat | fgrep :80 | awk '"'{print $1}'"' | sort | uniq -c"

watch -n 1 pkill -USR1 "^dd$"
2012-08-31 05:15:45
Functions: watch
Tags: dd progress speed
2

Sends the "USR1" signal every 1 second (-n 1) to a process called exactly "dd".

The signal in some systems can be INFO or SIGINFO ...

look at the signals list in: man kill

watch "asterisk -vvvvvrx 'core show channels' | egrep \"(call|channel)\""
2012-08-29 13:40:45
User: rowshi
Functions: watch
2

This handles when you have a single call or channel. Other commands will strip out the result if there is a single channel or call active because the output changes the noun to be singular instead of plural.

watch -n10 "if test -e run.txt ; then chmod +x script.sh && ./script.sh && rm run.txt || rm run.txt && echo > failed.txt ; fi"
2012-07-29 00:38:08
User: bugmenot
Functions: watch
0

You can upload via ftp the script.sh in unix text format, and then upload a file called run.txt to execute once the script. Such script can be multiline. If the script fails a failed.txt will be generated that you can see via ftp.

watch 'mysql -e "show full processlist;"'
watch -n 1 "do foo"
2012-07-11 13:42:26
User: mesuutt
Functions: watch
11

Short method of "while x=0; do foo ; sleep 1 ; done"

watch -n 1 "awk 'NR==3 {print \"Signal strength = \" \$3 \"00 %\"}''' /proc/net/wireless"
watch -n 1 cat /proc/net/wireless
2012-06-07 10:38:21
User: cantormath
Functions: cat watch
-3

Values will depend on the driver and the hardware specifics, so you need to refer to your driver documentation for proper interpretation of those values.

watch -n1 "uptime && ps auxw|grep http|grep -v grep | grep -v watch|wc -l && netstat -ntup|grep :80 |grep ESTABLISHED|wc -l && netstat -ntup|grep :80|grep WAIT|wc -l && free -mo && ps -ylC httpd --sort:rss|tail -3|awk '{print \$8}'"
2012-06-06 12:12:10
User: rockon
Functions: watch
2

In certain cases you mighy need to monitor the server load caused by certain process. For example HTTP, while stress testing apache using ab (apache benchmark) you may want to monitor the server status,load, # of spawned HTTP processes, # of established connections, # of connections in close wait state, apache memory footprint etc.

watch 'curl -s --location -I http://any.site.or.url | grep -e "\(HTTP\|Location\)"'
2012-04-23 17:05:29
User: theist
Functions: grep watch
3

Watches the headers of a curl, following any redirects and printing only the HTTP status and the location of the possible redirects.

watch -n 5 "upower -d | grep energy -A 4"
2012-04-02 22:33:37
User: aidanlinz
Functions: watch
0

Convenient to leave running in a yakuake or plasmacon terminal.

For older kernels

watch -n 5 cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
watch -n 2 command
2012-03-20 19:55:52
User: pranavkn
Functions: watch
3

Repeat command after every 2 secs

watch() { while true; do echo "<Ctrl+V><Ctrl+L>Every 2.0s: $@"; date; eval "$@"; sleep 2; done }
2012-03-07 09:30:15
User: hfs
Functions: echo eval sleep watch
Tags: watch
0

Usage:

watch ls -l

Basic but usable replacement for the "watch" command for those systems which don't have it (e.g. the Solaris I'm trapped on).

Type Ctrl+V to escape the following Ctrl+L which clears the screen. It will be displayed as "^L".

watch() { if [ -z "$1" ]; then echo "usage: watch interval command" return fi sec=$1 shift while test :; do clear; date=$(date); echo -e "Every "$sec"s: $@ \t\t\t\t $date"; echo $@; sleep $sec; done }
watch -n 1 "echo | sudo iptables -nvL | head -1 | awk '{print \$7}'"
watch -tn1 'figlet -f slant `date +%T` | cowsay -n -f telebears'
2011-11-25 14:35:01
Functions: watch
Tags: Linux
0

You need to have figlet(for font) and cowsay installed.

Just copy n paste this command and you can see.....

watch -tn1 'date +%T | xargs banner'
2011-11-20 04:46:02
User: kev
Functions: watch xargs
Tags: banner
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watch -n1 "ls -p | grep '/$'"
watch -n 1 "netstat -ntu | sed '1,2d' | awk '{ print \$6 }' | sort | uniq -c | sort -k 2"
watch -n1 'netstat -tn | grep -P :22'