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tail -f #75

seletz opened this Issue · 7 comments

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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.


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

I had ended replacing tail with version 2.1 and everything works fine

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