Bash function alias to repeat arbitrary command

Add a function that allows repeatedly running the command that follows.

Example:

$ repeat date --utc

Output:


###########################################################################################################

running `date --utc'
Wed Jul 20 00:00:03 UTC 2021

###########################################################################################################

running `date --utc'
Wed Jul 20 00:00:04 UTC 2021

###########################################################################################################

running `date --utc'
Wed Jul 20 00:00:05 UTC 2021
^C
_repeat() {
command_with_args_to_repeatedly_do="${@}"
 
while :; do
    # Recalculate the number of columns each iteration as screen may have been resized.
    cols="$(tput cols)"
    echo
    printf -- '#%.0s' $(seq 1 $cols)
    echo
    echo
 
    echo "running \`$command_with_args_to_repeatedly_do'"
    $command_with_args_to_repeatedly_do
 
    sleep 1
done
}
alias repeat="_repeat"

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