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Syntax for a single-line Bash infinite while loop

user6453 Published in September 20, 2018, 12:43 pm

I am having trouble coming up with the right combination of semicolons and/or braces. I'd like to do this, but as a one-liner from the command line:

while [ 1 ]
    sleep 2
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    replace newlines with semicolons. The same works for for loops. – Tom Aug 17 '09 at 16:34
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    @Tom: that doesn't always work. after the do, you must have the first command, not a semicolon – Stefano Borini Aug 17 '09 at 16:38

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