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Old 02-19-2005, 01:49 PM   #1
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Linux Watch vs BSD Watch

Is there a command in FreeBSD that will accomplish the same thing as the linux command watch.

For those of you wo may not know what each command does:

watch (BSD) - snoops a given tty
watch (Linux) - makes a static command like 'ps' or 'who' able to update in realtime.

Old 02-19-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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I am not familar with that program...but perhaps you will find this useful:

$ whereis watch
watch: /usr/sbin/watch /usr/share/man/man8/watch.8.gz /usr/src/usr.sbin/watch
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its called cmdwatch on FreeBSD.
use whereis cmdwatch to find the ports directory
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or gnuwatch on OpenBSD
Old 08-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by blueCow
Is there a command in FreeBSD that will accomplish the same thing as the linux command watch.
To be honest, on non-Linux operating systems (e.g. FreeBSD, Solaris), I simply use the following from a Bourne-type shell:
while true ; do clear ; <foo command here> ; sleep 5 ; done


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