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Watching updates at the end of a file, with or without the tail utility

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For completeness sake, without timeout, you can do this: #!/bin/sh tail -f /var/log/syslog & me=$! trap "kill $me" INT TERM HUP QUIT EXIT sleep 20 The trap line ensures that when the script or … parent shell is terminated (we reach end of script (EXIT), Ctrl-C (INT), sending a SIGTERM via kill, logging out of the shell (HUP), etc) then the tail is killed. …
answered Sep 18 '18 by Chris J