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From "Benedikt Ritter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (IO-470) Using WatchService in Tailer instead of polling
Date Wed, 20 May 2015 06:20:00 GMT

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Benedikt Ritter updated IO-470:
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    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.5)
                   2.6

> Using WatchService in Tailer instead of polling
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: IO-470
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IO-470
>             Project: Commons IO
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Utilities
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Jeremiah Orr
>              Labels: Java7, Tailer
>             Fix For: 2.6
>
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
>
> Tailer would benefit from using Java 7's WatchService to detect file changes instead
of polling at a set interval. Tailer could respond quicker to changes, and it would save the
system from constant polling. This of course would mean that commons-io would require Java
7.
> I don't know what the future release plans are for commons-io; if there's an upcoming
version that will require Java 7, I'll happily make this change myself.



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