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Old 06-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #1
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tail return weird outoput


I use tail to see my log files.

tail - f /opt/tomcat/logs/catalina.out


It always worked before but today when I run the above command

I get a different oputput



Code:
[ec2-user@ip-10-35-66-50 ~]$ tail  - f /opt/tomcat/logs/catalina.out 
==> standard input <==
^C
why tail is not working?
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Remove the space between - and f. (You're telling tail(1) to read from stdin.)
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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you have a space between your "-" and your "f"
 
  


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