DESCRIPTION OF THE BEHAVIOR:
1) The bash script beeping
, does a beep
, waits 10 seconds, and loops until interrupted.
2) All that is visible is the cursor, as expected. In the first iteration, after the beep 'alarm' sounds, the cursor is blinking. In the second iteration, it is not blinking. This alternating blinking/not-blinking continues until the ctl-C stops execution of beeping
me@kengfu:~$ cat bin/beep
me@kengfu:~$ cat bin/beeping
THE STUPID QUESTIONS:
1. Does this occur for you?
2. Can anyone explain why does the cursor stop blinking? I can't.
There are no tricks, or subterfuge.
To be completely rigorous, in actuality the code is tab-indented and appears like this:
but the 'code' formatting used in this post mungs the indentation, sorry...
OPERATING SYSTEM & HARDWARE SPECIFICS:
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