Even after all these years, I am still amazed by how complete of a toolbox I have at my disposal when I’m working in UNIX-like (more specifically GNU/Linux) operating systems. This goes from powerful tools like
sed to simpler ones like the command I discovered yesterday.
I wanted to run a command infinitely at regular intervals (say 10 seconds) and watch its output.
I could have written a quick script in Bash, but what if there was a even simpler solution? Yes, in fact there is!
$ watch -d -n 10 'find /tmp/inc -type f | wc -l'
-d option it even highlights output differences!
Here’s the man page for