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Control+T in Terminal shows time snapshot
Authored by: mkuron on Jan 27, '12 08:25:47AM
I didn't know this either until a minute ago, but this is a standard feature of unix terminals. Ctrl-T is a special character (take a look at man termios, under Special Characters, STATUS) that sends a SIGINFO signal to the current process (which causes utilities like dd to print their current progress) and prints the current load to the terminal. This should work on any version of Mac OS X, as well as FreeBSD, OpenBSD and pretty much anything derived from the original BSD Unix, but as far as I can tell not on Linux.
Edited on Jan 27, '12 08:26:20AM by mkuron


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Control+T in Terminal shows time snapshot
Authored by: usovalx on Jan 29, '12 06:18:04PM

It isn't really a standard feauture -- it's only available on BSD-flavoured *nix'es.
It's one of the things I'm missing in linux.



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Control+T in Terminal shows time snapshot
Authored by: wallybear on Jan 30, '12 02:03:05PM

No, Linux has this feature too. At least Debian (hence Ubuntu too), but I think any Linux distro has it.

Edited on Jan 30, '12 02:04:59PM by wallybear



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Control+T in Terminal shows time snapshot
Authored by: jaydisc on Jun 19, '12 05:44:34AM

I've never seen this in Debian. I've always bemoaned its absence.



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