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Re: tail -f will not work with IIS generated log files
- From: "Matthew Smith" <matts at bluesguitar dot org>
- To: "Cygwin" <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Cc: "Textutils" <bug-textutils at gnu dot org>
- Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 01:14:11 -0500
- Subject: Re: tail -f will not work with IIS generated log files
- References: <55BAE1F3AB0DD41198B600508BA241B0043918FA@ehost002.intermedia.net>
> Bit of bummer because getting "tail" to monitor IIS was the VERY reason I
> downloaded and installed www.CyGWin.com . I'm wondering:
> 1) When might someone fix this?
It will get fixed as soon as you submit a patch for it! Seriously. All of
the cygwin people work on a volunteer basis. We all have lives/jobs to
contend with, and contribute to cygwin when we can. If you have a feature
you must have, implement it. It's that simple.
>(extend "tail" to deal with the IIS log
> tricks, and thus making a more powerful "tail") tail doesn't display so
> surely stripping out pre-allocated buffer space at the end (perhaps
> in MS-DOS, it's preceded by a ^Z), but not going back to see if that space
> it skipped has changed, or just not noticing any changes because , as
> suggested, it's probably just looking at the size of the file. What it
> probably should be looking at first is the mod-date, and when that
> continue outputting it's output at the point where it found no more valid
> text, NOT necessarily the end of the file. This minor redesign could then
> be folded back into the Gnu sources, for a more powerful tail for
I agree, it sounds simple. I eagerly await your changes.
cygwin textutils maintainer
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