Joined: 14 Mar 2006
|Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:14 am Post subject: tailf instead of tail -f
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.
"When you're told what to think you want to hear, it's easier to pretend it couldn't happen." -- pjp