Why is tail's output truncated for large amounts of input? Added: 05/02/02


From the tail(1) manpage:

WARNINGS: Tails relative to end-of-file are stored in a 20-Kbyte
buffer,
and thus are limited in length. Therefore, be wary of the
results when piping output from other commands into tail.

For HP-UX 11.11, the 20K limitation is corrected by PHCO_24707. For
HP-UX
11.0 and earlier, GNU tail, part of the GNU textutils package, can be
used
instead.



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