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Re: I added usleep support to tail

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: I added usleep support to tail
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 08:58:50 +0100

Oliver Reiter <address@hidden> wrote:
> I added support for sleeping fractional seconds to tail.
> This is trivial but very useful, I hope it helps anyway.
> Please consider adding this feature.
> I put my patch under the GPL or LGPL, at your choice.
> The complete, changed tail.c is added as attachment.
> Here is the diff to textutils-2.1:

Thank you for the patch!
However, newer versions of GNU tail can already sleep
for fractional (floating point) seconds.

  -s, --sleep-interval=S   with -f, sleep for approximately S seconds
                           (default 1.0) between iterations.

The latest test release is here:

  (coreutils is the union of fileutils, textutils, and sh-utils)

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