[Fsf-friends] [Fwd: [Ilugc] One Day One Command] watch
Fri Jan 14 08:34:58 IST 2005
watch - a useful command.
Communities too need to "watch" out and sometimes act quickly. "hue and
cry" has semantic traces back to watching out for seasonal fish from the
shores, then actually evolved into a legal practice in England, where
neighbours were obliged to come in aid of felony alarms until the
practice was repealed in 1827. Watching for dangers, raising alarms,
and rushing aid are part and parcel of community life, and being able to
delegate some of these activities to commands like watch, could make
life a little easier.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Ilugc] One Day One Command
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 17:21:47 +0530 (IST)
From: Bharathi S <sbharathi@MidasComm.Com>
To: Indian Linux Users Group - Chennai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
One Day One Command :-
watch - Periodically run and show the output of a program
Watch runs command repeatedly, displaying its output This allows
you to monitor the program output change over time.
$ watch ls -- Every 2sec(default time) 'ls' is executed and output
is showed on the screen.
$ watch -n 6 who -- Every 6Sec 'who' run and list the current users
$ watch -d date -- Highlight the difference b/w successive updates
Press Ctrl+C to stop the Watch Command.
Read: man watch
Wish you happy Pongal & Bye :)
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