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Subject RE: Tail -f
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2003 15:11:57 GMT
There is a tail selector. But that isn´t supported.
I don´t any other way than implementing your own selector.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Martin []
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 5:05 PM
> To: 'Ant Users List'
> Subject: Tail -f
> Hi,
> Is there a platform independant way to do a "tail -f <file>" with ant?
> Here is what the -f option does:
> Follow. The program  will not terminate after the line of the 
> input-file
> has  been  copied,  but  will enter  an endless loop, wherein 
> it sleeps for
> a second and then attempts to read  and  copy further records from the
> input-file.  Thus it may be used to monitor the growth of a 
> file that is
> being written by some other process.
> I'd like to be able to display the content of a log file in a 
> real-time
> fashion. The tail -f could be stopped by hitting a key for example.
> Any idea?
> Thanks,
> Patrick
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