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tee wishlist: --immediate option?

From: Steven G. Johnson
Subject: tee wishlist: --immediate option?
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 13:46:10 -0500 (EST)

Dear GNU folks,

This is just a wishlist item of mine that I thought I would pass on for
your consideration.  It would be nice if tee had an option like
--immediate that would flush its output immediately instead of writing it
in large chunks (8k, I think).

The reason is that I sometimes like to use tee to save the output of slow
numerical computations, while still viewing the output in the terminal to
monitor the progress.  This doesn't work very well, though, because the
of tee's buffering--I may not get any output at all until the program

In other words, it would be nice if tee's output could come at (at least)
the same rate as the output of the program without tee.

Thanks for your consideration,

Steven G. Johnson

PS. I would happily supply a patch if you think the feature is desirable
but you don't have time to implement it.

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