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Re: Bug#561688: ITP: turbotail -- drop-in replacement for tail, using FAM for following files


Am Samstag, den 19.12.2009, 17:24 +0100 schrieb Christian Dietrich:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Christian Dietrich <stettberger@dokucode.de>
> * Package name    : turbotail
>   Version         : 0.3
>   Upstream Author : Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com>
> * URL             : http://www.vanheusden.com/turbotail/
> * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: C
>   Description     : drop-in replacement for tail, using FAM for following files
> turbotail provides almost all command line options as the normal tail
> from coreutils, but when following files with -f, it doesn't poll the
> file every second, but uses FAM to get informed about changes at the
> file.

what advantage does turbotail provide over inotail, which is in Debian:

“inotail is a replacement for the 'tail' program found in the base
installation of every Linux/UNIX system. It makes use of the inotify
infrastructure in recent versions of the Linux kernel to speed up
tailing files in the follow mode (the '-f' option). Standard tail polls
the file every second by default while inotail listens to special events
sent by the kernel through the inotify API to determine whether a file
needs to be reread.”


Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
Debian Developer
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