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Big Countdown Clock with hours, minutes and seconds

Terminal - Big Countdown Clock with hours, minutes and seconds
watch -tn1 'date +%r | figlet'
2010-06-22 10:59:16
User: SuperFly
Functions: watch
4
Big Countdown Clock with hours, minutes and seconds

Figlet is easy to find for download on the internet, and works for any text. Quite cool.

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Terminal - Alternatives
i=$((15*60)); while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do clear; echo $i | figlet; sleep 1; i=$(($i-1)); done;
2010-06-22 17:49:36
User: atoponce
Functions: echo sleep
Tags: figlet timer
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Requires figlet. Other than that, this should be portable enough across all the Bourne-compatible shells (sh, bash, ksh, zsh, etc).

Produces a massive number using figlet that counts down the number of seconds for any given minute interval. For example, here's a 4-minute timer:

i=$((4*60)); while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do clear; echo $i | figlet; sleep 1; i=$(($i-1)); done;

And a 1-minute timer:

i=$((1*60)); while [ $i -gt 0 ]; do clear; echo $i | figlet; sleep 1; i=$(($i-1)); done;

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What others think

That's not really a "countdown clock."

BTW: Once installed, figlet fonts can be show by "showfigfonts" command. There is also a massive library of font files to be found here:

http://www.jave.de/figlet/fonts.html

Comment by punkwalrus 267 weeks ago

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