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Use watch to monitor status commands in bash

If you need to monitor a status command such as monit status or service nginx status, instead of calling the command over and over use the watch command:

watch monit status

by default it will refresh the status every 2 seconds and highlight changes as they occur. You can modify the interval by using the -n switch:

watch -n 1 monit status

If your status command uses color you can turn it on by using the -c switch.

P.S. If you need to run this command on mac you will need to install the watch package using homebrew.

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