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Re: [opensuse-factory] Missing tailf in Tumbleweed
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 02:39:19 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <nycvar.YFH.7.76.1710240237360.6610@Grypbagne.inyvabe>
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On Wednesday, 2017-10-18 at 14:31 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
On Wednesday 2017-10-18 14:27, Carlos E. R. wrote:
cer@Telcontar:~> rpm -ql util-linux-2.28-12.6.1.x86_64 | grep tailf
/usr/bin/tailf
/usr/share/bash-completion/completions/tailf
/usr/share/man/man1/tailf.1.gz
cer@Telcontar:~>

"""
tailf is deprecated. It may have unfixed bugs and will be removed from
util-linux in March 2017. Nowadays it's safe to use tail -f (from
coreutils), in contrast to what the original documentation below says.
"""

Oh.

Apparently my previous reply to this got lost.

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?

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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