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Old 12-25-2007, 07:09 AM   #1
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command line counter tool to replace "sleep"

I am looking for a command line tool which will replace sleep command, I want it to show the countdown in command line. I am curious about how much time is left.
Old 12-25-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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Why don't you write a shell script to do the job
for[[i=100; i>0; i--]]
    echo $i
    sleep 1
Something like that would do what you wanted and you could customize it to have the exact output you want.
Old 12-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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for ((i=100;i>0;i--));
echo $i
sleep 1
Old 12-25-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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Thanks, I'll do it.



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