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Re: tail patch

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: tail patch
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:31:00 +0200
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Augey Mikus <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've created a patch for the tail.c file of textutils which allows for
> a time less than 1 for specifying refresh delay when following a file
> with -f.  I am however, wondering why this ability wasn't added
> earlier. This option is available for other utilities such as top.
> Please let me know if you would like the patched tail.c file, or if
> not, why this option is decidedly not included in tail.

Thanks for the offer.  That'd be a useful change.
Your patch should make tail use the nanosleep function and add
the same sort of code that's already in sh-utils' src/sleep.c.
If you also update the documentation (both --help output and
doc/coreutils.texi) to reflect this change, that'd be nice.

Your patch should be relative to this release:


Please send unidiff-style diffs (diff -u output).


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