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display seconds remain with sleep mode unix

Posted on 2007-11-18
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hi i just have a quick question how do i display the seconds a sleep coomand stll has before it ontinues?
e.g
sleep 10

echo "you have x seconds before you can continue"
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Question by:DSwiftie
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by:Talmash
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do you want it counting down?
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by:DSwiftie
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yep def
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#!/bin/sh
secs=10

while [ $secs -gt 0 ]
do
     echo "You have $secs seconds before continuing"
     secs=`expr $secs - 1`
    sleep 1
done
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by:Talmash
ID: 20312042
little change to tintin's:

file = sleep_countdown:
#!/bin/sh
secs=$1

while [ $secs -gt 0 ]
do
     echo "You have $secs seconds before continuing"
     secs=`expr $secs - 1`
    sleep 1
done

chmod 755 sleep_countdown

sleep_countdown 30

you can change the resolution by setting it VIA $2 (set step = $2 ...)

tal
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by:omarfarid
ID: 20312395
Hi,

try this script (call it myscript)

count=$1
while test $count -gt 0
do
echo "time left $count \c"
sleep 1
count=`expr $count - 1`
echo "\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\b\c"
done
echo "\n"

you may use it as

myscript 30
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by:DSwiftie
ID: 20316128
tin tin's one works thankyou all very much for ur help
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