Luke Closs

NAME

File::LogReader - tail log files with state between runs

SYNOPSIS

Tail log files across multiple runs over time.

    use File::LogReader;

    my $lr = File::LogReader->new( filename => $filename );
    while( my $line = $lr->read_line ) {
        # do stuff with $line
    }
    $lr->commit;

DESCRIPTION

This module makes it easy to periodically check a file for new content and act on it. For instance, you may want to parse a log file whenever it is updated.

METHODS

new

Create a new object. Options:

filename

The name of the file to read from

state_dir

A directory to store state files. Defaults to ~/.logreader

read_line

Return a single line of input from the file, or undef;

commit

Saves the read position of the current file.

AUTHOR

Luke Closs, <file-logreader at 5thplane.com>

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=File-LogReader. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc File::LogReader

You can also look for information at:

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Thanks to Matthew O'Connor for pairing on the locking.

COPYRIGHT & LICENSE

Copyright 2007,2008 Luke Closs, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.




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