repeat a command every one second

watch -n 1 "do foo"
Short method of "while x=0; do foo ; sleep 1 ; done"

By: mesuutt
2012-07-11 13:42:26

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What Others Think

You can add precision if you don't want time shifting due to the duration of the command (--precise or -p option): watch -pn 1 "do foo"
frans · 442 weeks ago
add a -d to highlight the difference in the output: watch -n 2 -d command
linuxswords · 440 weeks and 1 day ago
if I want to do something (execute download command again) when download is failed, what should I do?
renodesper · 431 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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