inotify-aware tail replacement

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Thu Dec 6 09:42:39 UTC 2007

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

Tomas Mraz
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