ODOC: watch

watch – Periodically run and show the output of a program


Watch runs command repeatedly, displaying its output This allows you to monitor the program output change over time.

Examples :-

$ watch ls — Every 2sec(default time) ‘ls’ is executed and output is showed on the screen.

$ watch -n 6 who — Every 6Sec ‘who’ run and list the current users

$ watch -d date — Highlight the difference b/w successive updates

Press Ctrl+C to stop the Watch Command.

Read: man watch

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