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TAILF

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: July 2014
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

tailf - follow the growth of a log file  

SYNOPSIS

tailf [option] file  

DESCRIPTION

tailf will print out the last 10 lines of the given file and then wait for this file to grow. It is similar to tail -f but does not access the file when it is not growing. This has the side effect of not updating the access time for the file, so a filesystem flush does not occur periodically when no log activity is happening.

tailf is extremely useful for monitoring log files on a laptop when logging is infrequent and the user desires that the hard disk spin down to conserve battery life.

-n, --lines=number, -number
Output the last number lines, instead of the last 10.
-V, --version
Display version information and exit.
-h, --help
Display help text and exit.

 

AUTHOR

This program was originally written by Rik Faith (faith@acm.org) and may be freely distributed under the terms of the X11/MIT License. There is ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY for this program.

The latest inotify-based implementation was written by Karel Zak (kzak@redhat.com).  

SEE ALSO

tail(1), less(1)  

AVAILABILITY

The tailf command is part of the util-linux package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.


 

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