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bug#5941: tail bug

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bug#5941: tail bug
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 14:55:52 -0600
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On 04/13/2010 02:16 PM, Eric Kever wrote:
> I've created a file 'foo', and used tail -f to follow the changes to
> that file.
> I then wrote 'test' to the file and saved it, and tail reported 'test',
> which is fine.
> I then deleted 'test' and saved the file, and tail reported 'tail: foo:
> file truncated', which is fine.
> I then wrote 'test' again and saved the file, and tail reported 'est'
> instead of 'test'.

Which version of coreutils?  Which platform?  The latest coreutils is
8.4, and there have been some fixes for bugs in tail within the last
year.  We need more information before we can either repeat this or
definitively state that you have encountered one of those already-fixed

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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