Discussion:
bug#29259: tail does not seek to the end of block device
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Jim Meyering
2017-11-13 15:09:36 UTC
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Why doesn't lseek work for this?
Good call, it probably would.
Something like the following is more acceptable
Full patch attached with tests.
Nice work. I found nothing to improve.
Assaf Gordon
2018-10-30 02:05:36 UTC
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tags 29259 fixed
close 29259
stop

(triaging old bugs)

Pushed here:

tail: seek to the end of block devices
https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/commit/?id=31dd7a0de272affa1120ba1fbc7db3445c548aa5

so closing as "fixed".

-assaf

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