Is there a command to output a large file and follow on directly in the shell stdout?
I am aware of
less +F or I could simply use
tail with an ultimately high
tail -f -n1000000 if the file is already big, when I call
tail but I was wondering if there is a proper way to handle this.
less is not handy in my situation because the files I handle contain carriage returns and the like, which
less displays instead of moving the cursor.
cat heads the
CRbut does not follow and
tail -f does not give me the whole picture... basically I guess I am looking for
cat -f <single-file>