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Created June 2, 2014 04:02
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A shell one-liner for an infinite loop (sh/zsh/bash compatible)
while true; do date; sleep 5; done
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mhjb commented Sep 15, 2020

thank you :)

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jj1bdx commented Sep 15, 2020

@mhjb 👍

@victor-yarema
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If you don't need to support sh then why bother with do and done?
for ((;;)) { date ; sleep 1 ; }
I find this one more readable because of curly brackets.

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roblogic commented Dec 1, 2020

for ((;;))date&&sleep 1 even fewer bytes, in zsh at least :)

@sergio-opslevel
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Just what I needed. Thanks!

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jj1bdx commented Jun 1, 2021

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jj1bdx commented Jun 1, 2021

I've got nothing personal against zsh or bash, and I appreciate shorter scripts posted for bash and zsh. Still, maintaining the backward compatibility even in such a small script like in this gist is important.

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earayu commented Jul 9, 2023

Nice

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asgs commented Jan 8, 2024

And I thought indenting is a must like it's in python. Thank you so much!

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