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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: Missing tailf in Tumbleweed
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:34:28 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <nycvar.YFH.7.76.1710312333020.17534@zvanf-gvevgu.inyvabe>
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El 2017-10-31 a las 20:16 +0100, Bernhard Voelker escribió:
On 10/24/2017 09:12 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
On Okt 24 2017, "Carlos E. R." <> 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.

more info:
"when possible" means when the file system type supports it,
currently this is:

...

Very interesting info, thanks :-)

- -- Cheers
Carlos E. R.

(from 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" (Minas Tirith))

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