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Re: OT - multitail - Connecting a video camera



Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> In <4AFD57BA.7080000@googlemail.com>, tv.debian@googlemail.com wrote:
>> Sjoerd Hardeman wrote:
>>> What does 'watch' deliver that 'tail -f' does not? 'tail -f' is even
>>> realtime, something that watch is not.
>> Nothing I guess, thanks for pointing this bashism. Time for a "man tail"
>> (that's interesting...).
> 
> The "-f" option to tail is not a bashism.  The "-f" option to tail is 
> specified in the Single UNIX Specification, version 2 (and possibly other 
> versions).
> 
> Bashisms are features of *bash* that are not required features of the "Shell 
> Command Lanaguage" part of the POSIX/SUS lines of specifications.  It is not 
> an alias for "stuff you didn't know".

Sorry you took it the other way round, that's the "watch blabla" I was
was pointing to, not the perfectly fine "tail -f", I am always more than
happy to leave behind a stupidity ("watch blabla") and learn the proper
way to do things ("tal -f") ;-). My English may be the problem here.


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