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Re: [SLUG] tailing, following and filtering


On 11/23/06, Matthew Hannigan <mlh@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 08:23:37AM +1100, Penedo wrote:
> On 23/11/06, Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >I want to tail -f the syslog file but I only want to see what I want to
> >see and I don't want to see what I don't what to see.  The idea is to
> >tail follow through a filter.  Is that possible.
>
> What's wrong with "tail -f syslog | grep ..."?

Buffering

For the benefit of those of us without your vast intellect and huge
store of knowledge, would you mind expanding on this?