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Tail over HTTP(S).

Project description

Tail over HTTP(S).

Use cases

When access to log file(s) is shared via HTTP, or when only the last part of a large file should be retrieved without transfering it all.

Look & feel

Mimics GNU tail (at least as of GNU coreutils 8.21), with hints of curl where needed (ex: CA certificates).


  • There is no line notion, only bytes, therefor there is no -n nor –max-unchanged-stats options. Fetches 1024 bytes by default, instead of 10 lines.
  • Follow is obviously done by name, not by descriptor.
  • File accesses being more expensive than with typical tail, quadratic delay is available by specifying –sleep-max-interval.

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