I'm try to pipe chat log files to some speech output, and want to remove timestamps with
cut and remove special characters with
cut seems to halt when using it with
tail -f in combination with
//works $ tail /path/to/chatlogs | cut -b18- test test //works, too $ tail /path/to/chatlogs | tr -C -d '[:alnum:][:cntrl:] ' test test // does not work $ tail -f /path/to/chatlogs | tr -C -d '[:alnum:][:cntrl:] ' | cut -b18- //no output
Why? How can I work around this?
It even hangs when piping two times into
$ tail -f file | cut -b5- | cut -b5- //no output