Something to "tail -f" during a long build?

Lloyd Zusman hippoman at
Sat Nov 3 18:22:46 PDT 2007

Randall Wood <rhwood <at>> writes:

> [ ... ]
> This is what I do:
> 1)	sudo port install whatever > ~/whatever.install.log 2>&1
> 2)	Ctrl+Z
> 3)	open ~/whatever.install.log
> 4)	fg
> The end result is that I have open with the log file  
> while port is running in the Terminal.

Yes, I can do that ... or simply this: "port -v install whatever".

I was talking about the case where I already have started a build
without "-v" (for example, "port install whatever"), and I want
to open another terminal window and look at its progress.

I now know this can't be done.


 Lloyd Zusman
 hippoman at
 God bless you.

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