I am running Mac OS 10.6.8
I have mounted a network drive, whose file I need to watch. I was planning on using tail.
When I run the following:
tail -f /Volumes/Cache-A/TransferLog.txt
I end up with a
tail report that looks correct, however it does not update.
(it is as if I had typed
tail rather than
tail -f except that the shell does not come back - I have to type Ctrl-C to get back to where I can type)
The Cache-A drive is a linux system, and I have confirmed that when I run the command
tail -f TransferLog.txt
it updates as expected.
Is there a reason why the OS X tail command is not updating properly? Is it because it is a network mounted drive rather than a local file? Would mounting via NFS help? (
I cannot mount via AFP)
EDIT: Turns out I CAN mount via AFP, although the same issue is occurring. (I'm not so smart with wireshark - but I'll look that over as well)