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Re: stupid bash tricks (how to loop on the command line)




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From: aragonx dcsnow com
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2007 11:45
Subject: stupid bash tricks (how to loop on the command line)
To: fedora-list redhat com

> Okay, I saw a neat trick at work the other day.  A coworker 
> somehow got
> the shell to do looping without creating a file.  I believe 
> he was using
> csh to do so and I was wondering if I could do the same thing in 
> bash. 
> Basically I would like to be able to do a while loop to execute 
> a df
> command.
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> 

almost any shell command sequence can be executed on the command line... consider the following..
while true; do df; sleep 3; done;

just a matter of separating the command elements with ;'s 
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