e2tail - a basic version of the tail command for an ext2 filesystem
e2tail [options] file
The e2tail command implements a basic version of the tail command.
The number of lines to display
-f Output appended data as the file grows. This is inode
dependent, so if the file is renamed, it will keep checking it.
-F Output appended data as the file grows. This is file name
dependent, so if the file is renamed, it will check on any new
files with the same name as the original. This is useful for
watching log files that may be rotated out occasionally. This
was requested by a person in the computer security field for
monitoring ’honeypot’ type machines.
The number of seconds to sleep before checking if the file has
grown while in ’follow’ mode. The default is 1.
e2tools(7), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2cp(1), e2rm(1), e2mv(1).
The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <email@example.com>.
This manual page was written by Lucas Wall <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the
Debian project (but may be used by others).
March 2, 2005