Imitating "tail -f"

Wolodja Wentland wentland at cl.uni-heidelberg.de
Sun Nov 22 10:11:44 CET 2009


On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 03:43 +0100, Ivan Voras wrote:
> I'm trying to simply imitate what "tail -f" does, i.e. read a file, wait
> until it's appended to and process the new data, but apparently I'm
> missing something.
[..]
> Any advice?

Have a look at [1], which mimics "tail -f" perfectly. It comes from a
talk by David Beazley on generators which you can find at [2] and
[3].

Enjoy!

[1] http://www.dabeaz.com/generators/follow.py
[2] http://www.dabeaz.com/generators-uk/
[3] http://www.dabeaz.com/coroutines/

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