watch filesizes (c.f. logfiles, file downloading, etc.)

while [ 1 ]; do date; ls -l /path/to/dir; sleep 1; done

By: wbx
2009-02-08 06:25:50

What Others Think

Yo can use watch to execute a command in a loop (with a sleep). For example in this case you can use: watch ls -l /path/to/dir
eferro · 704 weeks and 4 days ago
I got wiser. thank you. :)
wbx · 704 weeks and 4 days ago
Also, say "while true; do ... done" instead. Clearer and easier to type. (And, 'watch' has a '--diff' flag added by yours truly. Check it out!)
mkc · 704 weeks and 3 days ago
@ mkc "watch has a --diff flag" Wow did not know about --diff flag, thats cool.
Williebee · 704 weeks and 2 days ago
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tillyracker · 64 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 37 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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