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.
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