Is it possible in linux command line to have a command repeat every n seconds.
For example, say I have an import running and i am doing
Watch every 5 seconds ...
watch -n 5 ls -l
If you wish to have visual confirmation of changes, append
--differences prior to the
According to the OSX man page, there's also
The --cumulative option makes highlighting "sticky", presenting a running display of all positions that have ever changed. The -t or --no-title option turns off the header showing the interval, command, and current time at the top of the display, as well as the following blank line.
Linux/Unix man page can be found here