Subject: Re: tail follow multiple files?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/02/2005 13:18:38
On Fri, 1 Jul 2005, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> Any interest in having tail follow multiple files?
> Currently it has:
> if (fflag && argc > 1)
> err(1, "-f and -F options only appropriate for a single
> FreeBSD in 2004 made their following more than one file i.e. tail -f file1
> On Linux boxes, I use multiple files with tail also.
Why not, comatibility seems to make sense here.
Did you check SUSv3?
FWIW, for "tail -f file1 file2", Solaris completely ignored file2 with no