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Re: less locks the file
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:18:09 +0200
- Subject: Re: less locks the file
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On Jun 21 09:50, Jean-Pierre Bergamin wrote:
> Dear cygwin-Users
> When using less to follow a log file (less +F logfile.log), this
> file is locked. So when I restart the application, it cannot delete
> this locked log file and create a new one. So I always have to quit
> less, before restarting the app, which I of course forget like every
> 2nd time... less does not lock on linux.
> Is there any way I could tell less not to lock the file?
Upgrade Cygwin to the latest release might be an option. It's not less
which locks the file, it's the fact that Windows does not allow to
delete files which are in use. Recent Cygwin versions have a workaround
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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