SYNOPSISstdbuf OPTION... COMMAND
Run COMMAND, with modified buffering operations for its standard streams.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- -i, --input=MODE
- adjust standard input stream buffering
- -o, --output=MODE
- adjust standard output stream buffering
- -e, --error=MODE
- adjust standard error stream buffering
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
If MODE is `L' the corresponding stream will be line buffered. This option is invalid with standard input.
If MODE is `0' the corresponding stream will be unbuffered.
Otherwise MODE is a number which may be followed by one of the following: KB 1000, K 1024, MB 1000*1000, M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y. In this case the corresponding stream will be fully buffered with the buffer size set to MODE bytes.
NOTE: If COMMAND adjusts the buffering of its standard streams (`tee' does for e.g.) then that will override corresponding settings changed by `stdbuf'. Also some filters (like `dd' and `cat' etc.) don't use streams for I/O, and are thus unaffected by `stdbuf' settings.
EXAMPLEStail -f access.log | stdbuf -oL cut -d ' ' -f1 | uniq
This will immedidately display unique entries from access.log
BUGSOn GLIBC platforms, specifying a buffer size, i.e. using fully buffered mode will result in undefined operation.
AUTHORWritten by Padraig Brady.
REPORTING BUGSReport stdbuf bugs to [email protected]
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