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Old 05-21-2020, 10:52 AM   #1
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Angry watch -c is stripping colors and animation

I am running this from screen in my .screenrc

watch -c -n 60 curl -s

term screen-256color    # Lots of colors
#truecolor on            # 24-bit of colors; Works in version 5 git
defbce on               # Background color erase
defshell -bash          # The dash makes it a login shell
defscrollback 2024      # Lots of scroll-back
bind ' ' windowlist -b  # Space displays the list of windows
bind '^b' '^a^a'        # Bind ^b for nested screens that would do ^a^a
#termcapinfo xterm* ti@:te@     # Scroll using scrollbar of Konsole or xterm instead
defmousetrack on        # Watch for mouse clicks when there are splits
#windowlist string "%4n %h%=%f" # Name fix in windowlist that only shows "bash"
altscreen               # Clear the screen after running bashtop or vim
shelltitle "$ |bash"
setenv DISPLAY ':0' # No more issues launching GUI apps
#reptyr pid             # Attach a process in screen that was started outside of screen

hardstatus off
#hardstatus alwayslastline
hardstatus firstline    # Statusbar at top
hardstatus string '%{= bW}%-Lw%{= rW}%50>%n%f* %t%{= bW}%+Lw%< %{= bd}%-=%D %d %M %Y %c:%s%{-}'
caption always "%{= rW} [ %S ]  %f %t %? ( %{rY} %u %{rW} ) %?"

# HTML Color Codes :
# String Escapes :
# Understanding GNU Screen’s hardstatus Strings :

## Default screens
screen -t root          0
stuff "su -\n"
screen -t weather       1
stuff "watch -c -n 60 curl -s\n"
screen  -t music        2 mocp
screen                 3
All the colors are stripped except a background color on one line. The animated lighting bolts are also no longer animated.

Last edited by fakie_flip; 05-21-2020 at 02:29 PM.
Old 05-21-2020, 02:26 PM   #2
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Using this


while true
echo "Executing $1 at $(date)"
sleep $2

repeat "curl" 60


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