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While i pipe nethogs it takes too much delay for the output ( About 5-200 sec instead of 1 sec depend on pipe,cmd etc). Nethogs print output in every second.

For the sake of simplicity consider the following command ( it takes abt 5 sec )

sudo nethogs ppp0 | grep e | grep e |grep c

I belive it due to the buffering in pipe.

How can i avoid the delay (In general or in the case of nethogs)???

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Finally I found it. It can be done simply using perl. perl -le 'open(P," top |"); $|=1; while(<P>){ print }'

Take the example of top | grep i | grep id
perl -le 'open(P," top |"); $|=1; while(<P>){ print "------","$_"; }' | grep i | grep id

For nethogs
perl -le 'open(P,"sudo nethogs ppp0 |"); $|=1; while(<P>){ print "------","$_"; }' | grep e | grep e |grep c

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