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Date:      Tue, 26 May 2020 17:51:38 +0200
From:      =?UTF-8?Q?Fernando_Apestegu=C3=ADa?= <fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com>
To:        Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>, User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Linux command 'watch'
Message-ID:  <CAGwOe2bx673Bw4zzf6t8VdH-2Ph-0gUu06eyoHKYGs0Gf05PJQ@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20200526144217.GB7556@sh4-5.1blu.de>
References:  <20200526144217.GB7556@sh4-5.1blu.de>

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On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 4:42 PM Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de> wrote:
>
>
> Hello,
>
> On my Ubuntu mobile phone I'm used to use a command 'watch' in its
> terminal app in this way, for example:
>
> $ watch -n 1 date
>
> This does every second: clears the screen, launches date and prints its
> STDOUT into the terminal. Due to the clear of the screen, the output of
> date stays in the same position and only the part of the seconds is count=
ing
> upwards. I got to know and to use it, because the Ubuntu phone lacks a
> digital clock app showing the seconds.
>
> The FreeBSD watch(1) command does other things, nothing todo with the abo=
ve.
>
> Do we have something similar? Ofc I could write this as a shell loop, so
> please don't give me such hints :-)

/usr/ports/misc/gnu-watch

Cheers

>
>         matthias
>
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