Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 1 June 1994
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unbuffer - unbuffer output
disables the output buffering that occurs when program output
For example, suppose you are watching the output from a fifo by running it
through od and then more.
od -c /tmp/fifo | more
You will not see anything until a full page
of output has been produced.
You can disable this automatic buffering as follows:
unbuffer od -c /tmp/fifo | more
The man page is longer than the program.
"Exploring Expect: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs"
by Don Libes,
O'Reilly and Associates, January 1995.
Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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