Subject: Re: tail argument(s) continue, thousands homeless
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/1997 14:19:22
> [..., therefore]
> `cat -f File1 File2 File3 File4' means "what the hell are you talking
> about?"

> Anyway, if you're going to display files on a terminal, you want to
> use "less" not "cat"

This is arguable but is not relevant to the point I wish to make here.

That point is, follow-EOF mode is not restricted to displaying on a
tty.  I regularly (meaning, in this case, typically about once a week)
have call to run "tail +0f" with its output piped into something else.
(Usually, this is wanting tail +0f behavior on a logfile, but the
logfile is verbose and I'm interested in only a small subset of the
lines in the log, so I pipe tail's output into grep.)

					der Mouse

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