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in reply to Re: Suffering with buffering - how to wake 'less'
in thread Suffering with buffering - how to wake 'less'

Nuts. I was hoping for something like +G or +F that wouldn't cause less to fully block.

Falling back to the ol' dosomething >& file &; less file approach.

Thanks as always ikegami.

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Re^3: Suffering with buffering - how to wake 'less'
by ikegami (Patriarch) on Jan 12, 2010 at 21:59 UTC
    producer > file & less file ; rm file
    doesn't work since less isn't expecting the file to change.
    producer > file ; less file ; rm file
    works, but less will only start up once the producer has ended.

      Oops. I'd typo'ed. I meant 'tail -f' where I said 'less'.