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Re: Reading log files that get overwritten

by kschwab (Priest)
on Jan 02, 2003 at 22:05 UTC ( #223876=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Reading log files that get overwritten

Check and see if the inode number changes ( ls -li or stat() ) when the file is truncated.

If so, you can just make a hard link, and then note when the inode numbers don't match anymore.

This also has the advantage of preserving the old data.

If, on the other hand, they are calling truncate(), you'll need to resort to watching file sizes.

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