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Console clock

Terminal - Console clock
yes "echo -ne '\r'\`date\`;sleep 1" | sh
2011-02-12 23:48:19
User: sraeder
Functions: yes
4
Console clock

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
watch -t -n1 'date "+%r %F %A"'
2011-02-16 03:05:48
User: oracular
Functions: watch
Tags: date clock watch
5

Shows a simple clock in the console

-t param removes the watch header

Ctrl-c to exit

watch -n1 'date "+%T"'
2011-02-16 00:33:51
User: DaveQB
Functions: watch
4

A console clock with the current time.

echo 'hardstatus alwayslastline " %d-%m-%y %c:%s | %w"' >> $HOME/.screenrc; screen
2011-02-16 08:04:56
User: olorin
Functions: echo
4

Configures screen to always display the clock in the last line (has to be configured only once).

After that you not only have got the possibility to detach sessions and run them in background, but also have got a nice clock permanently on your screen.

yes 'clear;printf "\n\n\n\n\t\t\t`date`\n";sleep 1' | sh
2011-02-16 02:57:16
User: lkjoel
Functions: printf sleep yes
2

This command will automatically clear the old clock time, and show the new clock time.

It will also slightly format it.

while sleep 1; do echo -n "\r`date`"; done
2011-02-15 23:48:37
User: nkoehring
Functions: echo sleep
1

Does the same but without a pipe and a new shell.

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What others think

awesome!! brilliant trick

Comment by j_melis 193 weeks and 3 days ago

The first version is way to much trouble for a simple clock. It uses five(!) programs for this simple task!

The second version does the trick way better.

Comment by nkoehring 193 weeks and 2 days ago

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