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Shell Scripting: A Low-precision Visual Timer

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A low-precision timer script for your Linux / Unix box...
For many years, I've wanted a simple command-line timer program to use in conjunction with short human tasks the sort of thing my wristwatch timer works for, but I'm not always wearing that watch. I want something that provides some indication of elapsed time or time remaining. Amazingly, the commercial Unixes I'm familiar with do not provide such a utility; nor does one seem to be readily available with the standard X Window tools.
 read more | mail this link | score:8252 | -Ray, May 10, 2004
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