Linux Watch Command

Posted by linuxize on Feb 12, 2019 1:07 PM EDT; By linuxize
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In this tutorial, we will introduce you to the watch command. Watch is used to run any arbitrary command at regular intervals and displays the output of the command on the terminal window.

It is useful when you have to execute a command repeatedly and watch the command output change over time. For example, you can use the watch command to monitor the system uptime or the disk usage.

The watch utility is a part of the procps (or procps-ng) package which is pre-installed on nearly all Linux distributions.

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