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Put a console clock in top right corner

Terminal - Put a console clock in top right corner
while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-29));date;tput rc;done &
2011-02-17 11:13:19
User: glaudiston
Functions: sleep tput
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Put a console clock in top right corner

A nice way to use the console in full screen without forget the current time.

you can too add other infos like cpu and mem use.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
while true; do echo -ne "\e[s\e[0;$((COLUMNS-27))H$(date)\e[u"; sleep 1; done &
2012-11-11 02:16:21
User: SQUIIDUX
Functions: echo sleep
3

This puts a clock in the top right of the terminal. This version doesn't use tput, but uses escape codes

while true; do tput sc; tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-74)); w | grep load; tput rc; sleep 10; done &
2011-04-27 09:28:27
User: ahofmann
Functions: grep sleep tput
2

Gives not only date but also some interesting status about the System

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What others think

Wow, that's very cute.

Comment by flatcap 192 weeks ago

tnks to @flatcap, I learn:

man 1 tput man 5 terminfo

there's so much options to play.

Comment by glaudiston 192 weeks ago

that is really awesome.

Comment by gamefiend 192 weeks ago

Clocks have been done to DEATH lately, but this one is the one I like.

Props!

Comment by Habitual 192 weeks ago

Really cool

>> .bashrc :)

Comment by rubenmoran 191 weeks and 5 days ago

Really cool!

>> .bashrc :)

Comment by rubenmoran 191 weeks and 5 days ago

For real life use with text-packed consoles, a space in front may enhance readability a lot, like in

while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-29));echo -n " $(date)";tput rc;done &
Comment by bugmenot 191 weeks and 2 days ago

This one just for the time beeing :

while sleep 1; do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-$(date|wc -m)));date;tput rc;done &
Comment by mayrlin 176 weeks and 6 days ago

This one works fine too :

while sleep 1;DATE=$(date);do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-${#DATE}));printf "$DATE";tput rc;done &
Comment by mayrlin 176 weeks and 6 days ago

while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput rev;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-45));echo -ne "$(hostname -i) ";echo -ne "Load: $(uptime | awk '{print $10}') "; echo "$(date +%D\ %T)";tput rc;done &

or this for a splash of color:

while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput setaf 5;tput setab 3;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-45));echo -ne "$(hostname -i) ";echo -ne "Load: $(uptime | awk '{print $10}') "; echo "$(date +%D\ %T)";tput rc;done &

2 extra spaces to account for XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

Comment by ctapyxa 154 weeks ago

don't use with putty!

killall bash saved my life when this commands started jamming the display

Comment by Mole 145 weeks and 3 days ago

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