[MPlayer-users] Re: End-of-file and growing files

Tuure Laurinolli tuure at laurinolli.net
Fri Feb 25 01:27:00 CET 2005

D Richard Felker III wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 01:24:16PM +0100, Nico Sabbi wrote:
>>if this is what windows makes I can suggest a definitive workaround: 
>>format c: and zap windows away for good

Not really an option here, unfortunately.

> a less drastic alternative would be to use cygwin rather than mingw.
> cygwin should emulate correct unix semantics for file io. if it
> doesn't, it's a bug and should be reported to cygwin developers.

Hmm, "tail -f tsfile | mplayer -" didn't work on cygwin any better than 
it did using native port of tail, but I don't think I tried to just play 
the file under cygwin. Will have to try that once I get back to the 
machine I have cygwin on.
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