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Perl extension for reading from continously updated files

The primary purpose of File::Tail is reading and analysing log files while they are being written, which is especially useful if you are monitoring the logging process with a tool like Tobias Oetiker's MRTG.
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Package version:0.99.3
Architecture:noarch
Distribution:Fedora
Filename:perl-File-Tail-0.99.3-5.el4.1.noarch.rpm

/usr/share/doc/perl-File-Tail-0.99.3/README

The File::Tail module is designed for reading files which are continously
appended to (the name comes from the tail -f directive). Usualy such files are
logfiles of some description.

The module tries hard not to busy wait on the file, dynamicaly calcultaing 
how long it should wait before it pays to try reading the file again.

The module should handle normal log truncations ("close; move; open"

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/usr/share/man/man3/File::Tail.3pm.gz

Tail(3)          User Contributed Perl Documentation         Tail(3)



NAME
       File::Tail - Perl extension for reading from continously
       updated files

SYNOPSIS
         use File::Tail;
         $file=File::Tail->new("/some/log/file");
         while (defined($line=$file->read)) {
             print "$line";
         }

         use File::Tail;
         $file=File::Tail->new(name=>$name
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/usr/share/doc/perl-File-Tail-0.99.3/Changes

Revision history for Perl extension File::Tail.

0.01  Fri Nov 28 09:44:06 1997
	- original version; created by h2xs 1.18

0.5   Fri Nov 28 12:25:13 MET 1997
	- original version; created by matija.grabnar@arnes.si

0.6   Thu Dec  4 14:16:59 MET 1997
	- assigning error values to $! didn't work. Replaced with croaks.
	- passing only the filename didn't work.

0.7   Mon Jun  1 17:23:23 MET 1998
     
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