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Put a console clock in top right corner

Terminal - Put a console clock in top right corner
while true; do echo -ne "\e[s\e[0;$((COLUMNS-27))H$(date)\e[u"; sleep 1; done &
2012-11-11 02:16:21
User: SQUIIDUX
Functions: echo sleep
5
Put a console clock in top right corner

This puts a clock in the top right of the terminal. This version doesn't use tput, but uses escape codes

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-29));date;tput rc;done &
2011-02-17 11:13:19
User: glaudiston
Functions: sleep tput
110

A nice way to use the console in full screen without forget the current time.

you can too add other infos like cpu and mem use.

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
4

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

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What others think

very nice tips, buf if someone only want to show system load information, then awk '{print $1,$2,$3}' /proc/loadavg is the key.

Comment by kodango 211 weeks and 6 days ago

Didn't work for me in OS X

Comment by peter4512 211 weeks and 5 days ago

on my mac terminal, it shows the time, but cursor gets to the end of time, and never comes down!!!

Comment by jtanmay 211 weeks and 5 days ago

I dont have a mac to test it. works fine in linux. youll have to check the escape sequence for saving and recalling the cursor position in mac os

Comment by SQUIIDUX 211 weeks and 5 days ago

I dont have a mac to test it. works fine in linux. youll have to check the escape sequence for saving and recalling the cursor position in mac os

Comment by SQUIIDUX 211 weeks and 5 days ago

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