Put a console clock in top right corner

while sleep 1;do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-29));date;tput rc;done &
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.
Sample Output
                                                         Qui Fev 17 08:27:29 BRST 2011
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124
2011-02-17 11:13:19

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What Others Think

Wow, that's very cute.
flatcap · 403 weeks and 6 days ago
tnks to @flatcap, I learn: man 1 tput man 5 terminfo there's so much options to play.
glaudiston · 403 weeks and 6 days ago
that is really awesome.
gamefiend · 403 weeks and 6 days ago
Clocks have been done to DEATH lately, but this one is the one I like. Props!
Habitual · 403 weeks and 6 days ago
Really cool >> .bashrc :)
rubenmoran · 403 weeks and 4 days ago
Really cool! >> .bashrc :)
rubenmoran · 403 weeks and 4 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 &
bugmenot · 403 weeks and 1 day ago
This one just for the time beeing : while sleep 1; do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-$(date|wc -m)));date;tput rc;done &
mayrlin · 388 weeks and 5 days ago
This one works fine too : while sleep 1;DATE=$(date);do tput sc;tput cup 0 $(($(tput cols)-${#DATE}));printf "$DATE";tput rc;done &
mayrlin · 388 weeks and 5 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
ctapyxa · 365 weeks and 6 days ago
don't use with putty! killall bash saved my life when this commands started jamming the display
Mole · 357 weeks and 2 days ago
Sweet
indilo · 167 weeks and 3 days ago

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