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Re: killing `ssh <host> <cmd>' does not kill <cmd> on <host>

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 03:53:54PM +0100, Petar Bogdanovic wrote:
> Hi,
> when I run a `never ending' command like:
>    ssh host tail -f /var/log/maillog.0
> CTRL-C-ing ssh after tail has reached the end of maillog.0 does not kill
> tail. If tail however suddenly would start to generate output again, it
> would die immediately.

Do you have the same problem when using tail -F instead of -f ?

(this will follow the logfile even when it has been rotated, plus
free the file descriptor of the previous one.)


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