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When run in the right order, it will output date and time in large friendly letter, including a small fancy Arch Linux logo.
Everything works exactly as it should.
I'm always for optimizing, and since this is supposed to run once every second as is, and even on a somewhat slow platform, perhaps that's not a bad thing.
I would like to combine the two scripts, and I find it difficult to understand why you can't simple do multiple passes in one, without playing around with loops and such. Insights on this topic would be welcome.
I have also wondered if this sort of script can actually be compiled, but have yet to find satisfactory answers.
Lastly, I originally tried to implement this in pure bash, but frankly I hadn't a clue where to start, so alternative approaches would be welcome also.
In the end, what I've got actually works, so I'm not too concerned, but I like to learn new stuff, so please feel free to enlighten me if you so desire.