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Old 04-11-2006
Refresh ls list on screen (auto-refresh)?

I am looking for a way to issue a command or string of commands to repeatedly display new files that are written to the directory. I usually use ls -ltr to see the newest files at the bottom of the screen. I would like to automate this command to refresh what is displayed every second or so. Can this be done at the command line or in a .ksh script? I seem to have found a way to do this many years ago but I am returning to UNIX (HPUX) now and can't remember how this was done.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-11-2006

write your ls commad in crontab and make it run for each minute..
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Old 04-11-2006
while [ 1 ]
ls -lrt
sleep 60

run the above commands in ksh command line prompt to autorefresh in screen
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Old 11-13-2007
Easier to use 'watch'

$ watch ls -ltr
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