Ummm, I don't think this'll work - you could just do
echo -e "Online since "`date` >/dev/tty12
and you'd get the same thing - or just write the time on a postit
while true; do
if test -e /var/run/ppp0.pid
then MINSONLINE=`echo $MINSONLINE+1 | bc -l`
echo "minutes online: "$MINSONLINE >/dev/tty12
I'll bet theres a nicer way of incrementing shell variables but this'll do
On Mon, 29 Nov 1999, Kenn Humborg wrote:
>>while [ -f /var/run/ppp0.pid ] ; do
> sleep 60
> echo -e '\a'Online since $STARTTIME > /dev/tty12
>>Start this in the background from /etc/ppp/ip-up.local.
>I'm not 100% sure about the .pid file. I'll check later
>when I get home and post a correction if it's wrong.
>>Then hit Alt-F12 to see the output.
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