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Newsgroups: comp.unix.sco.misc
From: "Radek Tomis" <rts@mediumsoft.cz>
Subject: Re: Disk write shell script
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Cc: "Fabio Giannotti" <fabiog@venmar.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:03:06 GMT
Message-ID: <02cc01bedf4b$3fad5d20$8e0314ac@rtsnt> 
References: <37A8C3D4.25EFC00C@venmar.com>
<023b01bedf44$65984240$8e0314ac@rtsnt> > From: Radek Tomis <rts@mediumsoft.cz> > Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 3:01 PM

[...]

> 1. Inside your script for individual output commands:
>
>      fildes 1=~,A+S : echo "line" >> /tmp/file
>
>    This will append "line" to "/tmp/file" synchronously (i.e. the line
>    will be physically written to the disk drive before the command 'echo'
>    returns).
>
>    Consider the following example using different output command:
>
>      fildes 1=~,S : tail -300 /usr/adm/messages > /tmp/file
>
>    This will synchronously append last 300 lines of "/usr/adm/messages"
>    to "/tmp/file.

Sorry, this will not append, but create/overwrite instead.
For append, add "+A" to "1=~,S" (">>" instead of ">" isn't necessary).

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Radek Tomis
rts@mediumsoft.cz


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