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NAME

       stdbuf - Run COMMAND, with modified buffering operations for its standard streams.

SYNOPSIS

       stdbuf OPTION... COMMAND

DESCRIPTION

       Run COMMAND, with modified buffering operations for its standard streams.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -i, --input=MODE
              adjust standard input stream buffering

       -o, --output=MODE
              adjust standard output stream buffering

       -e, --error=MODE
              adjust standard error stream buffering

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       If  MODE  is  'L'  the corresponding stream will be line buffered.  This option is invalid
       with standard input.

       If MODE is '0' the corresponding stream will be unbuffered.

       Otherwise MODE is a number which may be followed by one of the following: KB 1000, K 1024,
       MB  1000*1000,  M 1024*1024, and so on for G, T, P, E, Z, Y.  Binary prefixes can be used,
       too: KiB=K, MiB=M, and so on.  In  this  case  the  corresponding  stream  will  be  fully
       buffered with the buffer size set to MODE bytes.

       NOTE:  If  COMMAND  adjusts the buffering of its standard streams ('tee' does for example)
       then that will override corresponding changes by 'stdbuf'.  Also some filters  (like  'dd'
       and 'cat' etc.) don't use streams for I/O, and are thus unaffected by 'stdbuf' settings.

EXAMPLES

       tail -f access.log | stdbuf -oL cut -d ' ' -f1 | uniq
       This will immediately display unique entries from access.log

BUGS

       On  GLIBC platforms, specifying a buffer size, i.e., using fully buffered mode will result
       in undefined operation.

AUTHOR

       Written by Padraig Brady.

REPORTING BUGS

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COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or
       later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/stdbuf>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) stdbuf invocation'