I have a table that lists the tasks a program has to do. Lately I've found I
can have an "at-a-glance" status report of how things are going on by writing
a loop (in bash scripting, on Linux, btw) that uses "mysql -e" to display the
list of tasks and their current state. It's quick and a lot simpler than I
thought it would be to create a self-updating status display.
The only thing missing is that it would be helpful to be able to add an extra
column on the left for a row count -- preferably so each selected row has a
number beside it, but putting a summary count on the last line (or adding an
extra line with a summary count below it) would be helpful.
I've Googled, but it seems this is almost impossible to do. Is it? Or is
there a simple way to have a count next to the rows being displayed?