cvs commit: src/usr.bin/tail forward.c
marcel at FreeBSD.org
Sat Oct 21 18:05:07 UTC 2006
marcel 2006-10-21 18:05:06 UTC
FreeBSD src repository
Better handle the -F case:
o When stat(2) fails (i.e. the file has been moved) there's no new
file with the same name yet, so keep showing the file that's open.
This yields the same behaviour as -f, for which we don't stat(2).
o When a new file with the same name has been created (i.e stat(2)
succeeds but the inode or device numbers differ from the opened
file), show any new lines in the opened file (i.e. the old or
rotated file) before reopening the new file.
These changes fix the observed behaviour that tail(1) doesn't show
the very last lines of the rotated (log) files.
Tested by: Jos Backus <jos at catnook.com>
MFC after: 2 months
Revision Changes Path
1.41 +5 -7 src/usr.bin/tail/forward.c
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