Re: Tailing a directory listing
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:01:01 -0600
>> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:52:31 +0000,
>> David Dorward <email@example.com> said:
> Thomas R. Burkholder wrote:
>> If this is a FAQ I apologize. I would like to tail the
>> contents of a directory to follow the output of a program.
>> Is there a way to pipe the output of ls into tail?
> ls | tail
"Be careful what you wish for"
While David's answer is perfectly correct, I don't think it is
quite what the OP is looking for. Thomas, please give us a
small self-contained and functional example of a sample
directory and what you want to do with the files in there.
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