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Re: looking for replacement for run (because of critical bug in



On 00-12-25 Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2000 at 01:29:44PM +0000, Marc Haber wrote:

> > On Sat, 23 Dec 2000 15:41:54 -0500, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
> > wrote:
> > >However, I would say that if the program dies so frequently that it needs a
> > >wrapper like this, it should probably be fixed.
> > 
> > console-log uses less syslog which dies every time the user types "Q".
> > And it needs to die if the log has been rotated.

> It would be nice if less included a feature to close and reopen the current
> file.  Then this would not be necessary.

Well, this is a feature that tail on FreeBSD has. If you start it with
-F, it will tail you the current file like our tail -f. But if know the
logfile will be rotated, it will notice this and reopen the new current
one and tail this one. This is a feature that I really miss in GNU tail.

Ciao
     Christian
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