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Re: Simple Unix utility?



"Scott K. Ellis" <storm@gate.net> writes:

> > I was wondering if there was a commonly used method for doing the
> > same thing, but filtering it at the same time.
> 
> Umm, you had the right idea when using tail -f.  Try
> 
> tail -f <file> | grep <pattern>

For some dumb reason, I didn't think I could do a pipe out of "tail -f". 

Boy, do I feel stupid.  :-)


Now I notice that "cut" seems to buffer everything up.

$ tail -f /opt/linuxhq/livesite/var/log/access.log |  grep -v "gif" | cut -c1-175

Is there another way around that?

Cheers,

 - Jim

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