Re: Tailing a directory listing

From: Tony Curtis (
Date: 01/14/04

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:01:01 -0600

>> On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 23:52:31 +0000,
>> David Dorward <> 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.