a short counter

yes '' | cat -n
Maybe you know shorter ?
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By: flux
2009-04-22 17:58:46

What Others Think

On the Mac OS X: jot 999999 On Linux (specifically Xubuntu): seq 999999
haivu · 628 weeks and 3 days ago
yes ' '|nl
roebek · 628 weeks and 3 days ago
yes, unixmonkey is correct. seq is shorter and faster. seq 999999
linuxrawkstar · 628 weeks and 2 days ago
The statements in the comments and the OP are different. The OP statement will count until stopped (or until it reaches the limitation of the hardware/software) and doesn't specify or use a ceiling number. Seq does.
zzrrider · 625 weeks and 6 days ago
timing the following commands piped to head -n 10000000 directed to dev null gives the following speeds and CPU 7.08s 09.1% yes '' | awk '{print NR}' 3.64s 99.4% jot 2.26s 29.6% yes '' | cat -n "yes ' ' | nl" only counts one past 999999
PhillipNordwall · 540 weeks and 3 days 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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