- Have you ever thought that
tail -Fis too heavyweight and really shouldn't be doing all that polling?
- Have you ever wanted to plug
tail -Finto xinetd, only to find that it won't terminate until it successfully reads data?
- Have you ever wanted to use epoll(7), inotify(7), C (99) in the same program?
If you answered "yes" to all three of these questions,
einotail is for you!
If you think EINOTAIL is an errno value raised when
tail doesn't work,
einotail may also be for you.
Behaves roughly the same as
tail -F. More specifically, this will cause
einotail to behave like
tail -f if
/path/to/file is a regular file, like
tail --follow=name if
/path/to/file is a symlink, and like
tail --follow=name --retry if
/path/to/file is a dangling symlink.
einotail is available under the ISC (OpenBSD) license. The full contents of this
license are available as LICENSE