Digital Clock in Shell Script

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This shell script shows how to display a digital clock in linux.
 echo 
echo "Digital Clock for Linux"
echo "To stop this clock use command kill pid, see above for pid"
echo "Press a key to continue. . ."

while :
do
    ti=`date +"%r"`      
    echo -e -n "\033[7s"    #save current screen postion & attributes
    #
    # Show the clock
    #
    
    tput cup 0 69          # row 0 and column 69 is used to show clock
    
    echo -n $ti            # put clock on screen
     
    echo -e -n "\033[8u"   #restore current screen postion & attributs
    #
    #Delay fro 1 second
    #
    sleep 1
done


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Thanks for the digital shell clock: very cool, and exactly what I was looking for.

I want to add it to my .bashrc: do you have any idea how this could be modified to allow scrolling of the shell? Currently the shell returns to current screen position on scroll.


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