README for follow
follow is a quite simple program using inotify for following a file, e.g. a logfile in which a server writes.
It has the same effect like
tail -f on a file, but it echoes the whole file before starting to follow, and it's very small.
It was originally written as "glue" between the file-oriented IRC client ii and a perl script so you could follow the chat in the perl script by opening a pipe like this:
By reading and writing raw bytes, it may be used with any encoding.
If you use follow on your console, simply stop it via CTRL-C (^C), like
$ make follow
# install follow /usr/local/bin