libfile-tail-perl - File::Tail perl module

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libfile-tail-perl
Package version 0.99.3
Package release 5
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 41 B
Download size 22.71 KB
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The File::Tail module is designed for reading files which
are continuously appended to (the name comes from the tail -f
directive). Usually such files are logfiles of some description.
The module tries hard not to busy wait on the file, dynamicaly
calculating how long it should wait before it pays to try reading the
file again.
The module should handle normal log truncations ("close; move; open" or
"cat /dev/null >file") transparently, without losing any input.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libfile-tail-perl_0.99.3-5_all.deb 0.99.3 all Debian Main
libfile-tail-perl - - -


Name Value
libtime-hires-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package libfile-tail-perl_0.99.3-5_all.deb
Source Package libfile-tail-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libfile-tail-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libfile-tail-perl




2011-12-29 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.99.3-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Migrate from dpatch to 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Reformat all patches.
* Change build depenency from dpatch to debhelper (>= 7.0.50~).
* Change debian/compat to "7".
* Remove README.source.
* dh-make-perl refresh.
* Update debian/copyright to DEP5 format.
* Fix more typos in description and man page.
* Upgrad to Standards-Version 3.9.2 (no changes).
2010-06-23 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.99.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use ">> 5" instead of "> 5" in debhelper dependency
* Added debian/README.source (from dpatch package) to explain how dpatch
* Add Homepage to debian/control.
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.8.4 (no changes).
* 20_manpage_typo: Fix typo in man page.
2008-02-26 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.99.3-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Upgrade debian/rules according to new dh-make-perl
(rules.MakeMaker.noxs), including stuff to remove /usr/lib/perl5 only
if it exists (to avoid problems with perl 5.10.0) (Closes: #467794).
2008-01-12 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.99.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add debian/watch file, thanks to Juan Angulo Moreno (Closes: #458612).
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.7.3 (no changes).
2007-01-14 - Roland Rosenfeld <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.99.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version 0.99.3 (Closes: #329541).
* New maintainer.
* Add select_demo and logwatch to examples directory (Closes: #329256).
* Upgrade to debhelper 5.
* Move perl and libtime-hires-perl to Build-Depends-Indep.
* Create new debian/rules based on dh-make-perl and dpatch instead cdbs.
* Convert 010_pod_changes.patch to 10_pod_fixup.dpatch and merge in
changes of and
* Remove empty unused usr/lib tree.
* Move from Section: interpreters to Section: perl.
* Depend on ${misc:Depends} instead ${shlibs:Depends}, because this is a
binary-all package.
* Upgrade to Standards-Version 3.7.2.
* Remove README.Debian, because its content is already in copyright.
* Remove debian/dirs, because usr/share is automatically created.
* Cite perl copyright in debian/copyright instead of only pointing to
2004-06-08 - Scott M. Dier <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.98-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Added cdbs to build depends. (Closes: #252417)
2004-06-01 - Scott M. Dier <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.98-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Converted to cdbs.
* Fixed manpage formatting errors. (Closes: #213810)
2002-08-20 - Scott M. Dier <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.98-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed copyright to have a link to the perl copyright. Closes: #157584
2002-02-03 - Scott M. Dier <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.98-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Forgot to make the Arch: all.
2002-02-03 - Scott M. Dier <>
libfile-tail-perl (0.98-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release. Closes: #112951
* Updated packaging semantics. Closes: #95531,#104749,#120296

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