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turbotail



Hi,

I've released moments ago the first version of turbotail.
What it does? It is the original (GNU-)tail in a much more efficient
implementation.
It is a drop-in replacement, it ought to be 100% compatible with the GNU
version of tail.

Why is it more efficient?
- the original tail polls(!) every second(!) for a file changes instead of
continueously displaying what has changed. turbotail uses the Linux-kernel
DNOTIFY interface, so if no changes occure, turbotail does *nothing*
(reducing the load of an overloaded Linux system).
- is tries to use nmap when available, removing the need of one
kernel-userland copy

It works fine with multitail; it makes its output more snappier!
http://www.vanheusden.com/Linux/turbotail-0.1.tgz


Folkert van Heusden

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