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Hi axelrose,

The problem is that less is buffering its input, so it expects to see either a certain number of bytes, or the end-of-file, before it will do any work.

A better solution (though more work for you) would be to take the reason you want to use less (whether it be paginating the output, or searching for patterns), and incorporate that directly into your script instead.


s''(q.S:$/9=(T1';s;(..)(..);$..=substr+crypt($1,$2),2,3;eg;print$..$/

In reply to Re: watch-script.pl | less +F buffering problem? by liverpole
in thread watch-script.pl | less +F buffering problem? by axelrose

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