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CLI for Noobies: A Primer on the Linux Command Line by Joe Barr

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Chapter 66. Three Clocks for the CLI

If you’re like me, you sometimes get so absorbed in work or play that you forget what time it is. The Linux CLI has all sorts of friendly reminders that you can use to keep you from running late for that next important meeting. Let’s take a look at three of them.

There Are Only Two Kinds of Clocks

Binary clocks and all the others. Our first CLI timepiece is a binary clock. In fact it’s even called binary-clock. It’s really only suited for day-to-day use for geeks or wannabes, but I thought it interesting enough to include in our sampling.

Download the tarball from the URL below:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/binary-clock
/binary-clock-0.5.tar.gz?download

Then decompress it, and enter the binary-clock subdirectory ...

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