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Bones McCracker
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: tailf instead of tail -f Reply with quote

Quick tip:

tailf

Like tail -f but doesn't access the file when it's not growing.

On a system where you monitor a log that's often quiet, this lets the hard disk spin down because there are no atime updates.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

These nifty little tools are always missed.
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