Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2015
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.
tail -f access.log | stdbuf -oL cut -d ' ' -f1 | uniq
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report stdbuf translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
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Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/stdbuf>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) stdbuf invocation'