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Go package for tail-ing files

A Go package striving to emulate the features of the BSD tail program.

t, err := tail.TailFile("/var/log/nginx.log", tail.Config{Follow: true})
for line := range t.Lines {
    fmt.Println(line.Text)
}

See API documentation.

Log rotation

Tail comes with full support for truncation/move detection as it is designed to work with log rotation tools.

Installing

go get github.com/hpcloud/tail/...

Windows support

This package needs assistance for full Windows support.