Tom Worster wrote: > imagine writing a script to run as a daemon reading data off the > bottom of a log file that gets updated every few minutes and > processing each new log line as they arrive. > > i could exec("tail $logfile", $lines, $status) every now and then. or > poll the file mtime and run exec("tail $logfile", $lines, $status) > when it changes. there will be some lag due to the polling interval. > > but it would be nice to not have to poll the file and somehow trigger > the processing of the new line when the log file is written. but i'm > not sure how to do that. > > any ideas?
1) the inotify interface will alert you when a file or directory changes. 2) run tail -f logfile | <yourscript> and read from stdin. (not tested). 3) if you can change the logfile to a fifo, you're all set. /Per -- Per Jessen, Zürich (11.7°C) -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php