timer — A Low-precision Visual Timer
"For many years, I've wanted a simple command-line timer program to use in conjunction with short human tasks — the sort of thing my wristwatch timer works for, but I'm not always wearing that watch. I want something that provides some indication of elapsed time or time remaining. Amazingly, the commercial Unixes I'm familiar with do not provide such a utility; nor does one seem to be readily available with the standard X Window tools. Even searching on the Web, I have come up empty-handed. I could use "sleep", but calculating minutes to seconds, typing out a convoluted command line, etc., is more work and less functionality than the solution I wanted. So, I wrote my own script."
(Submitted by Noel Wed May 12, 2004 )
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