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Create a continuous digital clock in Linux terminal

Terminal - Create a continuous digital clock in Linux terminal
watch -t -n 1 date +%T

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Terminal - Alternatives
while [ 1 ] ; do echo -en "$(date +%T)\r" ; sleep 1; done

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This is cool. I wanted it larger, so I played around with the banner command:

watch -t -n 1 "date +%T | xargs banner"
Comment by taborj 106 weeks and 4 days ago

I like doing this too, but it won't work in AIX ("watch" is for caging suspect program behavior, not watching output). I use this instead:

while true ; do date +%T ; sleep 1 ; clear ; done

or

while true ; do date +%T | xargs banner ; sleep 1 ; clear ; done
Comment by drockney 106 weeks and 4 days ago

BORING! Try this instead:

watch -tn 1 date +%T \|figlet -c
Comment by Mozai 106 weeks and 3 days ago

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