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Say if I need to run a command checkstatus --jobnumber 12345 to check the job status. The command prints out the info to standard output. Is there any way to run this command on shell repeatedly every minute? I wanted to see the latest job status.

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why you dont wan't to use crontab? –  Alan Kuras Mar 7 '12 at 6:02

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Also watch(1)

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this is the best way imho. watch -n 60 'command to run' –  Sirex Mar 7 '12 at 7:46

Here's a small bashscript that would do that:

#!/bin/bash 

while : 
do
        checkstatus --jobnumber 12345;
        sleep 60;
done
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