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[opensuse-factory] Re: Missing tailf in Tumbleweed
  • From: Andreas Schwab <schwab@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:12:45 +0200
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On Okt 24 2017, "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I started using tailf many years ago because some documentation said
that "tail -f" caused hard disk activity even when there was nothing new
to display, and "tailf" did not.

Has this changed?

coreutils' tail now uses inotify when possible.


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