Unix Tip #4626- November 10, 2013


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TASK ALERTS


Have you ever started a long
running task, and after some time
decide you want to be alerted
when it finishes?

Add this to your .bashrc:

function aldo { while ps -ao pid | grep -q " ${1}$"; do sleep 1 ; done;
echo $'\a'; }

Then find the pid of a long
running process(say 253) and
on a different terminal:

501$ aldo 253

Will treat you to a pleasant beep when the task finishes.



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