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Thread: [SOLVED] Continuously show date and time using CLI

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    [SOLVED] Continuously show date and time using CLI

    The CLI "date" command displays the current date and time and then terminates the process.

    Is it possible to show the current date and time in "real time". i.e. continuously updating until manually terminated?

    ps. I am looking for a CLI solution - I know that this is displayed on the panel.

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    Re: Continuously show date and time using CLI

    Code:
    watch date

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    Re: Continuously show date and time using CLI

    Many thanks for that luctor. I knew there had to be a way.

    "watch" is a new one to me but it could be very useful!

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    Re: Continuously show date and time using CLI

    If you want a clock you can see while doing other tasks in the terminal, try this page: http://www.tectonic.co.za/?p=2076

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    Re: Continuously show date and time using CLI

    Thanks KeyserSoze93 - it's always handy to know different methods.

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