Re: curl as a tail -f
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:26:19 -0500
On Apr 28, 2009, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> Could [lib]curl not efficiently poll (at a prescribed interval) that URL
> looking for newly appended content using whatever mechanism is behind
> the -C option?
You might be able to use something like:
curl -o <somefile> --time-cond <somefile> -C -
every few seconds or so.
Provided the server supports this, it should respond by
either sending the new content, or with a 304 "Not Modified"
response. (Or possibly a 416, if the file has actually been
truncated since the last request.)
Received on 2009-04-29