spurperl has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow monks,

I have a data crunching application, that is managed through a Tk GUI. One particular function may take a long time to run, and during this time it prints useful information into a log file.

I wonder, is there a simple way (using standard Tk supplied with Active Perl 5.8 on Win 2K) to show the user this file in a "tail -f" fashion ?

Thanks in advance

Update - I'm aware of 311896, it just seems that no valuable conclusion was reached there