inotail 0.5

inotail is a replacement for the 'tail' program found in the base installation of every Linux/UNIX system.

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GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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DEVELOPED BY:
Tobias Klauser
HOMEPAGE:
distanz.ch
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Utilities
inotail is a replacement for the 'tail' program found in the base installation of every Linux/UNIX system. The project makes use of the inotify infrastructure in recent versions of the Linux kernel to speed up tailing files in the follow mode (the '-f' option).

Standard tail polls the file every second by default while inotail listens to special events sent by the kernel through the inotify API to determine whether a file needs to be reread.

Currently inotail is not fully compatible to neither POSIX or GNU tail but might be in the future.

Requirements:

· Linux kernel 2.6.13 or higher with CONFIG_INOTIFY enabled
· Standard C Library (tested with GNU libc but might work with others too)

What's New in This Release:

· inotail now outputs verbose file headers correctly when used in a pipe.

Last updated on September 7th, 2007

#tail replacement #inotify infrastructure #tailing files #inotail #tail #inotify #infrastructure

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