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Re: Piping tail -f to fold: tail -f log.txt | fold

From: Philip Durbin
Subject: Re: Piping tail -f to fold: tail -f log.txt | fold
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2009 16:09:49 -0500
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Pádraig Brady wrote:
Philip Durbin wrote:
To word wrap the output of a growing log file I tried. . .
$ tail -f log.txt | fold -s
. . . and it works fine on NetBSD and Mac OS X, but on the two Linux distributions I tried (Red Hat and SUSE) I get no output.
Can you see if this works around the problem for you:

tail -f log.txt | LC_ALL=C fold -s

This is *exactly* what I wanted.  Thanks, Pádraig!


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