[Twisted-Python] suggestions needed on a process output event

Moshe Zadka m at moshez.org
Wed Aug 13 01:41:25 EDT 2003

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Glyph Lefkowitz <glyph at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> If your process is literally 'tail -f', having an extra UNIX process 
> around for it is kinda wasteful.  You can get the same effect by 
> keeping an open file around and reading the remainder of it every 
> second.  (using reactor.callLater)

Remembering such details as clearing EOF bits, and possibly chasing
inodes and stuff. Tail is not as trivial as one would have thought :)
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