Linux Commands for Beginners: 26 – The Watch Command

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Welcome to my Linux Commands for Beginners tutorial series, where I’ll show you how to use the Linux Command shell (specifically Bash) one command at a time. This series aims to take you from a beginner to an advanced user, one video at a time.

In this tutorial, I talk about the watch command.

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  1. Hi! I have a question when I run $ free m command I do not see "/+ buffers/cache" line? This is what I get 🙁
    total used free shared buff/cache available
    Mem: 1982 843 165 60 973 890
    Swap: 2044 0 2044

  2. I tried "watch -n 1 cp -u * /test" and it copied everything in the directory to /test. I left watch running, and then dropped several other files into the directory where watch was running, but it did not copy the new files to the /test directory. How can I do this?

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