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Old 09-19-2009
printing trailing dot

how to print a continuous trailing dot in output like ".........................." while a script is executing.

Can anyone help...
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Old 09-19-2009
# 3  
Old 09-19-2009
How does your script looks like? Are you using a loop? Clarify your question.
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Old 09-19-2009
You may use printf. I have also seen an awk counter like
awk '{while (1){printf "%s\r", ++a}}'

there are really many possible solutions. As Franklin said, it would be better if you posted your code here.
# 5  
Old 09-19-2009
script to silently install jre

i want to show a progress line like "................................" while the jre silent installation is in progress.

the silent installation script is:


mv /bin/more /bin/more1
/root/jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin << EOF &> /dev/null && mv /bin/more1 /bin/more;rm -f /root/jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin

---------- Post updated at 03:15 PM ---------- Previous update was at 03:14 PM ----------

Thanks in advance
# 6  
Old 09-19-2009
this will do i guess...
function ind {
while : ; do
printf "."
sleep 2
ind &
mv /bin/more /bin/more1
/root/jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin << EOF &> /dev/null && mv /bin/more1 /bin/more;rm -f /root/jre-6u16-linux-i586.bin
kill -9 $IND_PID

Last edited by vidyadhar85; 09-19-2009 at 05:42 PM..
# 7  
Old 09-19-2009
not working

the output that i am getting after running the script is:

[root@cntos5 ~]# sh line 13: kill: (5891) - No such process

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