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rtail - Follow a file that is still growning.


Small ruby library that allows it to “tail” files in Ruby, including following a file, that still is growing like the unix command 'tail -f' can.

This application is an executable version of the features provided by ruby-file-tail.


OPTS are

show the last NUMBER of lines in the tailed files
only tail files matching PATTERN, e. g. '*.log'
prefix every line with the logfile name
to display this help


The full documentation for version: is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and version: programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info version:

should give you access to the complete manual.

July 2016 rtail: 1.1.1