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Re: [Help-bash] counter for executed commands in non interactive mode?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] counter for executed commands in non interactive mode?
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 11:19:34 -0400
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On 5/18/15 9:48 AM, Meike Stone wrote:
> Hello,
> is there a easy way, to count inside a bash script the executed
> (external) commands while this script itself is executed?
> Normaly, the commands are counted in the interactive mode and
> displayed in the command prompt if "\#" is configured.
> Maybe, there is a possibility to access this counter?

The shell attempts to count the number of commands executed, but it's
not limited to external executed commands: it includes both compound
and simple commands, including builtins and shell functions.  The \#
prompt expansion is the only place where that count is exposed.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden

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