Any idea to emulate tail -f

CTO debatem1 at
Tue May 5 02:50:52 EDT 2009

On May 5, 2:00 am, Joel Juvenal Rivera Rivera <joel... at>
> I want to make something very similar to  the command tail -f (follow a
> file), i have been trying  with some while True and some microsleeps
> (about .1 s); did someone has already done something like this?
> And about the file is the apache acceslog  of a site with a lot of
> traffic.
> Regards    
> joe / Joel Rivera

You might want to try Works well on
Linux systems. Otherwise, I'd watch the mtime on the file and fork to
handle the change.

Geremy Condra

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