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Re: guidance with a realtime log reader

by pemungkah (Priest)
on Aug 30, 2013 at 21:04 UTC ( #1051673=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to guidance with a realtime log reader

The select() function can be called so as to wait until input is available on a filehandle. This is probably the key to getting the tail-like behavior you want. Take a look at perldoc -f select. The only difficult bit is setting up the bit mask.

If this is running in root's crontab, then it can just do the appropriate kill -1 equivalent (Perl has a kill() function too) to restart LDAP.

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