Subject: Re: tail follow multiple files?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
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 
> file");
> FreeBSD in 2004 made their following more than one file i.e. tail -f file1 
> file2.
> 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 
error/warning. X-)

  - Hubert