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Re: possible bug in coreutils?

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: possible bug in coreutils?
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 10:22:55 +0100
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Bob Proulx wrote:

>Scott Griffith wrote:
>>I was just looking at the man page for grep, and wouldn't you know
>>it..  --line-buffer is not very well documented.  Infact, all it
>>says about that is:
>>(excerpt from man page)
>>              Use line buffering, it can be a performance penality.
>You might find this discussion interesting.  By a coincidence the same
>issue was brought up in a different thread.
>  http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-coreutils/2006-03/msg00071.html
Yes that is a coincidence!
For my own reference I documented the interaction
between pipes and stdio buffering here:


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