Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#11037 assigned enhancement

Please compile busybox with support for watch

Reported by: jch@… Owned by: nico
Priority: low Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: packages Version: 10.03.1
Keywords: Cc:


The watch command is very useful for monitoring a router, e.g.

watch ip route show

Please compile busybox with support for watch.

I'm currently working around with a script that does

while true; do clear; "$@"; sleep 1; done

but it would of course be much more convenient to have watch built in.


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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by swalker

  • Owner changed from developers to nico
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by philipp.l.klaus@…

I second this! Would be a great help to have "watch" support on OpenWrt's busybox!

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by cave

i would also want this command to be enabled by default.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

comment:5 Changed 2 years ago by tux.martin@…

Just install "procps-watch" package.

# opkg update
# opkg install procps-watch

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