Repeat a command until stopped

while true ; do echo -n "`date`";curl localhost:3000/site/sha;echo -e;sleep 1; done
In this case it runs the command 'curl localhost:3000/site/sha' waiting the amount of time in sleep, ie: 1 second between runs, appending each run to the console. This works well for any command where the output is less than your line width This is unlike watch, because watch always clears the display.
Sample Output
Fri Oct 14 21:01:01 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:02 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:03 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:05 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:06 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:07 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:08 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:10 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:11 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5
Fri Oct 14 21:01:12 UTC 20110b870c606c0548fe6e458791b67720f2ea11c3a5

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By: donnoman
2011-10-14 21:00:41

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