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Binary Clock

Terminal - Binary Clock
watch -n 1 'echo "obase=2;`date +%s`" | bc'
2009-11-04 02:04:00
User: matthewbauer
Functions: watch
Binary Clock

Create a binary clock.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
watch -n 1 'date "+obase=2; print %H,\":\",%M,\":\",%S" |bc'
2011-02-02 00:01:48
User: smax
Functions: watch

Binary clock with separate H:M:S.

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Doesn't work on a Mac (10.6.1), which is saddening.

Comment by pauldacheez 390 weeks and 2 days ago

I installed watch and bc via fink and it worked fine. I imagine you could install those 2 packages by hand if you wanted.

Comment by philthomson 390 weeks and 2 days ago

A quick hack before going to work -- A readable binary clock

(clumsy, I know, but it works)

H=$(echo "obase=2; $(date +%H)" | bc); M=$(echo "obase=2; $(date +%M)" | bc); echo $H:$M
Comment by flatcap 390 weeks and 2 days ago

solaris version:

while :; do echo "obase=2;$(date +%I%M%S)"|bc; sleep 1; clear; done

Comment by devrick0 390 weeks and 1 day ago

Scroller* is an alternative to watch, that works fine on Mac OS X. :)

*= http://freshmeat.net/projects/scroller

curl -L -O http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/scroller/scroller/1.0/scroller-1.0.tar.gz tar xvfz scroller-*tar.gz cd scroller* make sudo mv scroller /usr/local/bin/
Comment by Josso 385 weeks and 3 days ago

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