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JavaScript supports much of the structured programming syntax from C (e.g., if statements, while loops, switch statements, do while loops, etc.).
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LOGTAIL(8)							  logtail2 manual							LOGTAIL(8)

logtail2 - print log file lines that have not been read SYNOPSIS
logtail2 [-t] -flogfile [-ooffsetfile] DESCRIPTION
logtail2 reads a specified file (usually a log file) and writes to the standard output that part of it which has not been read by previous runs of logtail2. It prints the appropriate number of bytes from the end of logfile, assuming that all changes that are made to it are to add new characters to it. logfile must be a plain file. A symlink is not allowed. logtail2 stores the information about how much of it has already been read in a separate file called offsetfile. offsetfile can be omit- ted. If omitted, the file named logfile.offset in the same directory which contains logfile is used by default. If offsetfile is not empty, the inode of logfile is checked. If the inode is changed, logtail2 uses the heuristics stored in /usr/share/logtail/detectrotate/ to find a file that might be the rotated logfile and prints it starting with the stored offset. It then proceeds to simply print the entire new file and generates a new offsetfile. If the inode is not changed but logfile is shorter than it was at the last run of logtail2, it writes a warning message to the standard output. OPTIONS
-f logfile to be read after offset -o offsetfile stores offset of previous run -t test mode - do not change offset in offsetfile RETURN VALUES
0 successful 65 cannot get the size of logfile 66 general file or directory access issue 73 cannot write offsetfile AUTHOR
The original logtail was written in C by Craig H. Rowland <>. This version of logtail is a modification of Paul Sloot- man's re-implementation in perl. enhanced by the Debian Logcheck Team <>. This manual was written by Oohara Yuuma <> and enhanced by the Debian Logcheck Team <>.. SEE ALSO
logcheck(8) Debian 28 Jul 2007 LOGTAIL(8)

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