Detecting new entries in log files

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Old 08-07-2013
Originally Posted by Jotne
If the logfile have date stamp, you can look at them every 5 minutes and get only the whats new the last 5 min
how do i do that?
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Old 08-07-2013
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Old 08-07-2013
It depends if the content of the file has a date & time at the start of each record though. It could be much neater that my way if that is the case.

Thanks Jotne, I may use that myself elsewhere. Smilie I'm always happy to learn too. Smilie

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