> > When the "crontab" script does not see the "tail" script running, it
> > fires it up, but in doing so it permanently hangs the "crontab"
> > script which fired up the "tail" script. This is not a real
> > solution then because it is not scalable to monitor other log files.
From: "SykkN" <sykkn@...
> How are you starting the Tail script? You could start it like this:
> system("./tail.pl &");
Well ... the & at the end of command line is a Unixism. While AFAIK
Perl tries to be helpful and implements the necessary magic even
under different OSes I think it would be better to not use this
There is a reason for living. There must be. I've seen it somewhere.
It's just that in the mess on my table ... and in my brain
I can't find it.