Count down from 10

for (( i = 10; i > 0; i-- )); do echo "$i"; sleep 1; done
Countdown from 10 or whatever you want:)
Sample Output
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

4
By: mestr
2009-02-18 20:31:46

What Others Think

Since the bash for loop can also be a foreach loop (or in this case, a for .. in loop), I prefer this construction: for i in {10..1}; do ...; done
goodevilgenius · 555 weeks and 5 days ago
I made it a script and use it as a sleep with countdown, also removing newlines. #!/bin/bash # sleep with count if [ -z $1 ];then echo usage: `basename $0` seconds exit 1 fi for (( i = $1; i > 0; i-- )) do echo -n "$i"" " sleep 1 done echo
Buzzcp · 513 weeks and 1 day 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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