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pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

Terminal - pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
for i in {0..600}; do echo $i; sleep 1; done | dialog --gauge "Install..." 6 40
2010-10-05 02:29:23
User: dennisw
Functions: echo sleep
pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

Dialog's gauge widget accepts progress updates on stdin. This version runs dialog once and updates it every second.

There's no need to use timeout which causes screen flicker since it restarts dialog for each update.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"
2010-09-27 08:20:44
Functions: cat grep hexdump

just make some data scrolling off the terminal. wow.

j=0;while true; do let j=$j+1; for i in $(seq 0 20 100); do echo $i;sleep 1; done | dialog --gauge "Install part $j : `sed $(perl -e "print int rand(99999)")"q;d" /usr/share/dict/words`" 6 40;done
2010-10-08 12:12:00
User: houghi
Functions: echo seq sleep

This will turn it in an infinite loop and also shows random words from a file, so it won't be the same each time and also not just a number.

for i in `seq 0 100`;do timeout 6 dialog --gauge "Install..." 6 40 "$i";done
2010-09-28 06:38:20
User: javisol

The first parameter after timeout is the key parameter; number of seconds to wait. With a 6 you have 600 seconds for your coffee break (10min).

while [ true ]; do head -n 100 /dev/urandom; sleep .1; done | hexdump -C | grep "ca fe"
export GREP_COLOR='1;32'; cat /dev/urandom | hexdump -C | grep --color=auto "ca fe"

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