[LAU] Anyone using a timer for taking breaks ?

Gerhard Zintel gerhard.zintel at web.de
Mon Mar 5 23:17:56 CET 2018

On Monday 05 March 2018, jonetsu wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:03:24 -0800
> Kevin Cosgrove <kevinc at cosgroves.us> wrote:
> > I use a bash script.  It's just a nested loop.  One loop keeps track
> > of the time interval between breaks.  The other loop pops up PDFs of
> > stretching routines to do during the breaks.
> I'd be a bit wary of resources.  There's no direct access to time
> functions in bash, always have to go through a high-level middleman.
> The middleman would not get asked about time each fraction of a second,
> but the bash loop to pace the asking could very well take some
> noticeable CPU percentage.  I guess to nice it down would be in order.
If you use e.g. "sleep 60" in your bash loop before asking the time wouldn't 
that drop the CPU usage to something subtly?


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