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He is running the server status is realtime, how can you do this?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You can use the watch command to run apache2ctl status repeatedly eg:

watch apache2ctl status
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How did this guy do it then? – James May 10 '11 at 17:24
@James , what do you mean? The watch command will run apache2ctl status every N seconds. apache2ctl status will show the output of mod_status status as shown in the video. Read the watch(1) manpage, and see & – Stefan Lasiewski May 10 '11 at 17:33
My appologies, I have just configered the module for apache2 and works flawlessly. – James May 10 '11 at 17:48

Once you enable server status as per just add ?refresh=1 to the end of your server-status URL.

I believe it is as close to real-time as you're going to get.

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How did this guy do it then? – James May 10 '11 at 17:24
I'm pretty sure it is with ?refresh=1 - if you look at the video, it updates once a second. – dialt0ne May 10 '11 at 17:25
The video shows a text browser in use, and none of the text browsers I've tried support auto-refresh, so the solution likely will require other methods to refresh the page. – EEAA May 10 '11 at 17:30
It works just fine with elinks on CentOS/RHEL 5.x – dialt0ne May 10 '11 at 17:34
Ahh, I didn't try elinks, only links and lynx. – EEAA May 10 '11 at 17:36

Probably something like:

$ watch -n 1 links -dump http://localhost/server-status
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lynx http://localhost/server-status

As you can see from the video, that's a view of the scoreboard. Doing some quick googling showed me the above link from this one:

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