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Are you looking for a terminal countdown timer for Linux?. In today’s guide, I’ll introduce you to my best Countdown Timer for Linux. A countdown linux timer application is used for displaying the time remaining for an event such as cooking, presentation, game playing, debate, reading e.t.c. It counts backward down to zero from a defined time value.

Download Countdown Timer App for Linux

Check for the latest release of Countdown application before you download.

export RELEASE="1.0.0"
wget https://github.com/antonmedv/countdown/releases/download/v$RELEASE/countdown_linux_amd64 -O countdown

Give the file an execution bit.

chmod +x countdown

To make the binary file available for all users, move it to a directory in your $PATH.

sudo mv countdown /usr/local/bin

Using Countdown Timer App for Linux

Once the application is downloaded, run it by calling countdown command.

$ countdown 
usage:
countdown 25s
countdown 1m50s
countdown 2h45m50s

Time options

  • Hour(s) – h
  • Minute(s) – m
  • Second(s) – s

Key binding

  • p or P: To pause the countdown.
  • c or C: To resume the countdown.
  • Esc or Ctrl+C: To stop the countdown without running next command.

Examples:

1.30s countdown timer

countdown  30s
countdown timer seconds

2. 2 minute countdown timer

$ countdown 2m
countdown timer minutes

3.2 hours countdown timer

$ countdown 2h
countdown timer hours

4.2 hours, 10 min and 30 seconds countdown timer.

$ countdown 2h10m30s
countdown timer hours minutes seconds

5. 5 minutes and 45 seconds countdown timer.

$ countdown  5m45s
countdown timer minutes seconds

Add command with && to run after countdown.

countdown 30s && sudo apt-get update
countdown 1m30s && curl http://localhost:8080/api

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