Section: logtail manual (8)Updated: Fri, 19 Nov 2004Local indexUp
logtail - print log file lines that have not been read
reads a specified file (usually a log file) and writes
to the standard output that part of it
which has not been read by previous runs of
It prints the appropriate number of bytes from the end of
assuming that all changes that are made to it are to add new
characters to it.
must be a plain file. A symlink is not allowed.
stores the information about how much of it has already been read
in a separate file called
can be omitted. If omitted, the file named
in the same directory which contains
is used by default.
is not empty, the inode of
is checked. If the inode is changed,
simply prints the entire file.
If the inode is not changed but
is shorter than it was at the last run of
it writes a warning message to the standard output.
to be read after offset
stores offset of previous run
test mode - do not change offset in
cannot get the size of
does not exist, is not a plain file, or is not readable