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Console clock -- Beautiful

Terminal - Console clock -- Beautiful
yes 'clear;printf "\n\n`date`\n" | figlet -f starwars;sleep 1' | sh
2011-02-16 03:05:52
User: lkjoel
Functions: printf sleep yes
1
Console clock -- Beautiful

This will show a console clock with Figlet.

This is with the Star Wars font.

Change the -f option to anything else.

Notice: You need Figlet installed for this to work.

To install Figlet on Ubuntu, type in:

sudo apt-get install figlet

To install Figlet on Debian, type in:

aptitude install figlet

Alternatives

There are 8 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

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

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