Any idea to emulate tail -f

CTO debatem1 at gmail.com
Tue May 5 08:50:52 CEST 2009


On May 5, 2:00 am, Joel Juvenal Rivera Rivera <joel... at gmail.com>
wrote:
> 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 http://pyinotify.sourceforge.net/. 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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