Imitating "tail -f"

Matt Nordhoff mnordhoff at mattnordhoff.com
Sun Nov 22 07:32:27 CET 2009


Jason Sewall wrote:
> FWIW, GNU tail on Linux uses inotify for tail -f:
> 
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/coreutils.git/tree/src/tail.c
> 
> The wikipedia page for inotify lists several python bindings:
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inotify
> 
> Not much help for non-Linux users, but there it is. Too bad, because
> inotify is pretty cool.
> 
> Jason

Some other operating systems have similar facilities, e.g. FSEvents on OS X.
-- 
Matt Nordhoff



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