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authorTobias Klauser <>2009-01-25 21:22:27 +0100
committerTobias Klauser <>2009-01-25 21:22:27 +0100
commitc5b1ca29cbcb6b61de1acd35102e7a53291de540 (patch)
tree1c5d405ad0906de14e651e8fb69d9e1d6f922fb6 /README
parent6d0e6a9fb055d92e571c9fd6267b18ab14fdd746 (diff)
README: Mention POSIX/GNU compatibility
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@@ -8,6 +8,9 @@ versions of the Linux kernel to speed up tailing files in the follow mode (the
listens to special events sent by the kernel through the inotify API to
determine whether a file needs to be reread.
+inotail is compatible to POSIX and GNU tail. See section "Compatibility &
+options" for more information.
- Linux kernel 2.6.13 or higher with CONFIG_INOTIFY enabled
@@ -32,7 +35,7 @@ inotail binary to /usr/ and the manpage to /usr/share/man/ respectively type:
Compatibility & options
-inotail is fully option compatible with current POSIX and GNU tail, though the
+inotail is fully compatible with current POSIX and GNU tail, though the
obsolescent options present in previous versions of those are not present (e.g.
inotail +/-<num>). The following options are present in inotail for
compatibility reasons (e.g. to use inotail as a tail replacement in scripts) but