#TIL : Using watch command to tracking changes in period time

Oct 20, 2017 4 mins read

Using watch command to tracking changes in period time

watch to a good command to run a command every N seconds.

And like its name, means you can watch something, its output changes with flag -d

It’s a great tool to help you learn a new language without hitting compile and run everytime you save a file.

$ watch -n 1 -d go run learn.go

This command will compile and run learn.go every 1 second

More flags :

  • -t : no title
  • -b : beep on non-zero exit code
  • -e : stop loop on error and exit on a keypress
  • -g : exit on change
  • -c : support colors
  • -h : you know ! ;)
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