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Feb 112010

How to execute a command repeatedly using bash


The following simple bash script will run the echo command, sleep 10 seconds repeatedly.


while [1];
    echo "Hello!";
    sleep 10;

  One Response to “How to execute a command repeatedly using bash”

  1. Actually you can use just
    $ watch -n 10 'echo "Hello!"'

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