coreutils - tail -f broken ???

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Wed May 7 18:49:11 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 11:26:29AM +1000, Ryan.Oliver at wrote:
> Hmmph...
> /me thinks I'm just gonna build a script function to go over all source
> before its built seeking out 'tail -[0-9]*' and changing every occurance.
> What a pain in the a*se is all I can say.

Before flying off the handle, might be better to look into the cause would
it not?  :-)

I haven't fully investigated it yet but this link might give some clues:-

i.e. the _POSIX2_VERSION env var makes a difference.

Is the problem only with gcc-3.3?

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