Linux watch command on AIX?

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Old 11-06-2007
Linux watch command on AIX?

On Linux I could use the `watch` command to loop a command X times. Is there a similar command on AIX? If not, is there a way to write a loop on the command line to do this?

Linux: watch -d -n 60 'db2 list applications show detail | grep Connect | wc -l'

AIX: ???
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Old 11-06-2007
something like


while test "$i" -lt 60
      some | long | command
      if test "$?" != "0"

      i=`echo $i + 1 | bc`

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Old 11-06-2007
Thanks, I changed it up a bit to allow for some variables to be passed in but it does basically the same thing (minus the hilighting in Linux for values that changed) that the Linux 'watch' command did.

# $1 is the number of iterations you'd like to run
# $2 is the amount of time to sleep between iterations (in seconds)
# $3 is the command you'd like to run


while test "$i" -lt $1
  i=`echo $i + 1 | bc`
  sleep $2

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