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Re: inotify-aware tail replacement



On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 10:42:39AM +0100, Tomas Mraz wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 11:36 +0200, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> > Marcela Maslanova wrote:
> > >
> > >> If anyone wants to take over the package and include it in Fedora, 
> > >> that would be great. I can't go through the process of becoming a 
> > >> developer to submit the package myself, it's way too complicated and 
> > >> I have almost no time to spare these days.
> > > I'd like to take over them and push into Fedora.
> > >
> > > Marcela Maslanova
> > >
> > That's a program I've packaged myself and I was going to suggest adding 
> > it inotify-tools. Marcela, if you submit the package I'll do the review.
> > Note that it would be a good idea to patch the Makefile, it enforces 
> > certain compiling flags and installs in /usr/local (thus the usage of  
> > %makeinstall in Florin's spec)
> 
> Even better idea would be to integrate inotify support into the regular
> tail from coreutils. Possibly with different option than -f if there is

 coreutils = portability; inotify = linux (>= 2.6.13)

> potential for breaking existing scripts or not if we can decide that
> moving from periodical polling to inotify shouldn't break anything.

 BTW, there is also tailf from util-linux[-ng]. The inotify support is
 on my wish list. Volunteers? ;-)

    Karel

-- 
 Karel Zak  <kzak redhat com>


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