$ tail -f testfile
the command is supposed to show the latest entries in the specified file, in real-time right? But that's not happening. Please correct me, if what I intend it to do is wrong...
I created a new file "aaa" and added a line of text and closed it. then issued this command (first line):
$ tail -f aaa xxx xxa axx
the last three lines are the contents of the file aaa. Now that the command is still running (since I used
-f), I opened the file aaa via the GUI and started adding a few more lines manually. But the terminal doesn't show the new lines added in the file.
What's wrong here? The
tail -f command only shows new entries if they are written by system only? (like log files etc)