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NAME

       e2tail - a basic version of the tail command for an ext2 filesystem

SYNOPSIS

       e2tail [options] file

DESCRIPTION

       The e2tail command implements a basic version of the tail command.

OPTIONS

       -n num_lines
              The number of lines to display

       -f     Output   appended  data  as  the  file  grows.   This  is  inode
              dependent, so if the file is renamed, it will keep checking  it.

       -F     Output  appended  data  as  the  file  grows.  This is file name
              dependent, so if the file is renamed, it will check on  any  new
              files  with  the  same name as the original.  This is useful for
              watching log files that may be rotated out  occasionally.   This
              was  requested  by  a  person in the computer security field for
              monitoring ’honeypot’ type machines.

       -s sleep_interval
              The number of seconds to sleep before checking if the  file  has
              grown while in ’follow’ mode.  The default is 1.

SEE ALSO

       e2tools(7), e2ln(1), e2ls(1), e2mkdir(1), e2cp(1), e2rm(1), e2mv(1).

AUTHOR

       The e2tools were written by Keith Sheffield <sheff@pobox.com>.

       This  manual page was written by Lucas Wall <lwall@debian.org>, for the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                 March 2, 2005                       E2TAIL(1)