I have a script in which I'm trying to add the functionality of exiting upon keypress. Thus far, my code looks like what you see below:

if [ -t 0 ]; then stty -echo -icanon -icrnl time 0 min 0; fi
  while [ "x$keyinput" = "x" ]; do
   echo "Press Any Key to Exit."
   echo "Users currently logged on:"
   w #Display who is currently logged on
   echo "Disk space utilization:"
   df -h #Display disk space utilization in human readable form
   echo "Memory and CPU Utilization:"
   ps axo user,pmem,pcpu #Display Username, % of Memory Used, CPU Usage %
  keyinput="`cat -v`"
if [ -t 0 ]; then stty sane; fi
echo "Thanks for using the Live Monitor, you pressed '$keyinput' to exit."

For some odd reason, I can not get the exit on any key input to work.



keyinput="`cat -v`"


read -r -n 1 keyinput
  • Thanks, that worked. One other question, let's assume I call that script that from another script with a line like wait -n 5 ./thisscript.sh. When I try to quit with the keypress, it doesn't work. However, when the 'thisscript.sh' is run by itself, the key press on exit works just fine – Linuxn00b Dec 6 '15 at 22:30
  • Please open a new question, that is a very different issue. It is the usual action to accept an answer when it solves the question. Will you accept this answer, Please?. – user79743 Dec 6 '15 at 23:00

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