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stdbuf is a command to alter the behavior of I/O filestreams for a subordinate command.

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Most (all?) Linux distributions that have this at all incorporate it from the GNU Coreutils: and use its man page

Related Commands

These all relate to running commands in an altered context.

  • chroot - Confine the program to "jail".
  • env - Change variables.
  • nice - Change priority.
  • nohup - Protect from hangups (modem) or network outages.
  • su - Change user
  • timeout - Limit the time.
  • gdb - Run under control of a debugger
  • script - Capture all program output
  • valgrind - Validate program behavior
  • strace - Create a log of system calls.

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