Put a console clock in top right corner

while true; do echo -ne "\e[s\e[0;$((COLUMNS-27))H$(date)\e[u"; sleep 1; done &
This puts a clock in the top right of the terminal. This version doesn't use tput, but uses escape codes

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By: SQUIIDUX
2012-11-11 02:16:21

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very nice tips, buf if someone only want to show system load information, then awk '{print $1,$2,$3}' /proc/loadavg is the key.
kodango · 525 weeks and 4 days ago
Didn't work for me in OS X
peter4512 · 525 weeks and 3 days ago
on my mac terminal, it shows the time, but cursor gets to the end of time, and never comes down!!!
jtanmay · 525 weeks and 3 days ago
I dont have a mac to test it. works fine in linux. youll have to check the escape sequence for saving and recalling the cursor position in mac os
SQUIIDUX · 525 weeks and 3 days ago
I dont have a mac to test it. works fine in linux. youll have to check the escape sequence for saving and recalling the cursor position in mac os
SQUIIDUX · 525 weeks and 3 days ago
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