Here is my scenario:
I have a log file that is being wrote too by an application. The log file is named "alarms.log". I want to tail the file for a certain string and redirect that to a file called alarms.log.test. So i am using the below command.
tail --follow=name alarms.log | grep CEC >> alarms.log.test
Then i tail the file it is being redirected to by using this command:
tail --follow=name alarms.log.test
My problem is this: The file alarms.log.test is not getting anything in the file. I know for a fact that it should be. Because the string is being found. I believe the problem is that the redirect waits for a certain amount of data is read and then flushes to the redirect file, is that the case?
I need it to immediately flush to the file every time something is found. Is there a way to do this?