This command turns the static output from one or more Unix
commands into a dynamic, pageable, real-time display. You
specify the command(s) and the delay period between screen
refreshes and Paint Changed Characters does the rest, including
optimizations to minimize cursor movement and the number of
transmitted characters. (Patterned after the CYBIL version
The environment variable SHELL determines which shell will
execute the command(s). If it is not defined /bin/sh is
The environment variable D_PAICC_C can be defined to change
the default command "ps -el".
paicc # execute ps -el every second,
# (or the default command)
paicc -c "hostname>o;ps -ef>>o;cat o" -mui 3000
# execute ps -ef every 3 seconds
# with hostname on first line
-help, h, usage_help, full_help: Display Command Information
Display information about this command, which includes
a command description with examples, plus a synopsis of
the command line parameters. If you specify -full_help
rather than -help complete parameter help is displayed
if its available.
-command, c: string = D_PAICC_C, "ps -el"
Specifies the command to periodically execute. You can
change the default value "ps -el" by defining the
environment variable D_PAICC_C.
-millisecond_update_interval, mui: integer = D_PAICC_MUI, 1000
Specifies the number of milliseconds between command
executions. 1000 milliseconds = 1 second. You can
change the default value by defining D_PAICC_MUI.
-title, t: boolean = D_PAICC_T, TRUE
Specifies whether to display the paint_changed_characters
title line. Define D_PAICC_T to change the default.
-clear_screen_at_end, csae: boolean = D_PAICC_CSAE, TRUE
Specifies whether or not a final screen erase is done
when you exit paint_changed_characters. Remember, if you
dont like the default value, define the environment