tail does not exit

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com
Thu Dec 20 02:16:39 PST 2007

On четвер 20 грудень 2007, Max N. Boyarov wrote:
= after something writeln to /var/log/messages tail get SIGPIPE

But why is that needed for tail to notice? It is trying to output 10 lines.

After it outputs the very first one of them, awk exits, and the 9 subsequent 
lines go into thin air /without tail noticing/.

Is not that a bug in itself?


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