For a bash timer i use this code:
#!/bin/bash sek=60 echo "60 Seconds Wait!" echo -n "One Moment please " while [ $sek -ge 1 ] do echo -n "$sek " sleep 1 sek=$[$sek-1] done echo echo "ready!"
That gives me something like that
One Moment please: 60 59 58 57 56 55 ...
Is there a possibility to replace the last value of second by the most recent so that the output doesn't generate a large trail but the seconds countdown like a real time at one position? (Hope you understand what i mean :))