tail -f /etc/sysctl.conf /etc/sysconfig/*
==> /etc/sysconfig/static-routes <==
tail: tail.c:718: recheck: Assertion `valid_file_spec (f)' failed.
[root@localhost /root]# file /etc/sysconfig/static-routes
/etc/sysconfig/static-routes: EMPTY file
Then I used pico to put one blank line into the file
/etc/sysconfig/static-routes: ASCII text
tail still crashes. It shouldn't do this for an emtpy file, esp. after
I tell it that it is an ASCII text file with a blank line.
Here's a smaller test case that demonstrates the real problem:
tail -f /
This is fixed in <URL:ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/fetish/textutils-2.0e.tar.gz>.