I love GOW -- it makes the windows command line almost bearable.
What I really miss, though, is the -f feature of tail:
-f The -f option causes tail to not stop when end of file is reached, but rather to
wait for additional data to be appended to the input. The -f option is ignored if
the standard input is a pipe, but not if it is a FIFO.
This would save me from needing to use baretail .
tail -f works. I've been using it for years.
C:> gow -V 0.7.0
C:> touch foo
C:> tail -f foo
C:> tail: foo: bad file descriptor
C:> tail: no files remaining
BTW, I also use tail -f since ages on various U*IX boxen, Linux and OS X ;)
That shouldn't be happening. I'll look into it.
The trick is to use tail -F foo (use a capital 'F'). You may still get the "bad file descriptor" error at first, but it will work as expected after that.
tail -F foo
I'm also getting that error on a regular basis -- I found out the 'tail' command from UnxUtils doesn't have that problem.
@bmatzelle I think Gow is awesome by the way, hopefully looking at UnxUtils 'tail' source can help troubleshooting
This seems to be related #89
Seems there are problems with version 5.3.0 of tail
Read this http://sourceforge.net/p/gnuwin32/bugs/242/
I had ended replacing tail with version 2.1 and everything works fine