January 20, 2020

Aggregate Multiple Outputs with Named Pipes

Sometimes I want to make multiple outputs from multiple processes into one single output. Let's say we have to aggregate K8s pod logs from a deployment. We could do that by redirecting each output to a file and follow the file by tail -f like below. tempfile=$(mktemp /tmp/rip-example.XXXXXXXXXX) trap "rm \"$tempfile\"" EXIT pods=$(kubectl get pods | grep Running | grep -oe "app-[a-z0-9\-]\+") for pod in $pods do kubectl logs -f "$pod" >> "$tempfile" & done tail -f "$tempfile" However, that method consumes disk spaces. Read more

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