Author image Gligan Calin Horea
and 1 contributors


This script simulates a small part of the linux tail command. It's a small utility that helps reading / writing round-robin text files.


To print the last 10 lines of a file :

    tail -n 10 <filename>

To print the content as it's written :

    tail -f <filename>

Parameters :

  • n = number of lines to print. Example : -n 10

  • f = monitor the file for changes and print them


If the file size is verry small and you write a lot of odata into it (more than the file size) verry fast, tail might not be able to fallow you.


Version 0.06


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

    perldoc File::RoundRobin

You can also look for information at:


Copyright 2012 Gligan Calin Horea.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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