#### While True

##### March 21, 2013
bash unix solaris

On Solaris servers I’ve missed the ‘watch’ command. Mostly when you have filesystems filling up fast. The ‘watch’ command nowadays comes bundled with most distros but not on those proprietary systems. I had to find a way of getting it done on Solaris, AIX or any other *nix family. Here’s what I came up with :

while true;do df -h;sleep 5;tput clear;done


It runs the ‘df’, sleeps 5 seconds, clears the screen and keeps running. Wasn’t that hard to catch.