linux repeat command x times

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mister_v
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linux repeat command x times

Post by mister_v »

Hey,

is there a way to repeat a command several times ?
with out re-typing the command.
chris
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Re: linux repeat command x times

Post by chris »

With the up arrow you get the last commands you typed, and press enter to execute it.

If you want to run the same command several times,
you can use for-loop ( in bash)

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for n in {1..3}; do <COMMAND>; done
repeats 3 times


Another option is watch
If you want to repeat a command every x seconds, ideal for monitoring:

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watch -n 10 <COMMAND>
repeats every 10 seconds.
quit with CTRL+C
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