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    Repeat text in command line

    Hi All,

    I used to remember a command that repeated infinite times in the terminal.

    This command was not helpful in anyway but was fun to run on a mates computer.....

    E.G.

    Command HA

    it would then repeat HA infinite times till the break sequence.

    Does anyone know the command ?

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    Code:
    while true; do echo 'Hello World';sleep 1;done

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    Quote Originally Posted by elliotktm View Post
    Does anyone know the command ?
    `yes'

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    Let's play:

    0. Prepare by installing espeak

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install espeak
    1. Let the computer laugh

    Code:
    while true; do espeak 'Haha';sleep .1;done
    Only your fantacy will limit what is possible

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Let's play:
    m'kay, I'm in:
    Code:
    espeak 'choo oo oo choo oo oo choo oo oo choo oo' & sl

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    A more elegant way:
    Code:
    yes haha | espeak

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    yes, the shorter the better

    Maybe this is [closer to] what the OP is looking for.

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    Re: Repeat text in command line

    Thanks sisco311

    Just what i was looking for.....

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