UNBUFFER

NAME
SYNOPSIS
INTRODUCTION
BUGS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

NAME

unbuffer − unbuffer output

SYNOPSIS

unbuffer program [ args ]

INTRODUCTION

unbuffer disables the output buffering that occurs when program output is redirected. For example, suppose you are watching the output from a fifo by running it through od and then more.

od -c /tmp/fifo | more

You will not see anything until a full page of output has been produced.

You can disable this automatic buffering as follows:

     unbuffer od -c /tmp/fifo | more

BUGS

The man page is longer than the program.

SEE ALSO

"Exploring Expect: A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs" by Don Libes, O’Reilly and Associates, January 1995.

AUTHOR

Don Libes, National Institute of Standards and Technology