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Tail::Tool::File - Looks after individual files


This documentation refers to Tail::Tool::File version 0.3.0.


   use Tail::Tool::File;

   # Brief but working code example(s) here showing the most common usage(s)
   # This section will be as far as many users bother reading, so make it as
   # educational and exemplary as possible.


A full description of the module and its features.

May include numerous subsections (i.e., =head2, =head3, etc.).


watch ()

Return: AnyEvent watcher or Linux::Inotify2 watcher

Description: Creates the watcher for the file if the file exists and is not paused.

run ($first)

Param: $first - bool - Specifies that this is the first time run has been called.

Description: Runs the the file event.

get_line ()

Description: Gets any unread lines from the file.


A list of every error and warning message that the module can generate (even the ones that will "never happen"), with a full explanation of each problem, one or more likely causes, and any suggested remedies.


A full explanation of any configuration system(s) used by the module, including the names and locations of any configuration files, and the meaning of any environment variables or properties that can be set. These descriptions must also include details of any configuration language used.


A list of all of the other modules that this module relies upon, including any restrictions on versions, and an indication of whether these required modules are part of the standard Perl distribution, part of the module's distribution, or must be installed separately.


A list of any modules that this module cannot be used in conjunction with. This may be due to name conflicts in the interface, or competition for system or program resources, or due to internal limitations of Perl (for example, many modules that use source code filters are mutually incompatible).


A list of known problems with the module, together with some indication of whether they are likely to be fixed in an upcoming release.

Also, a list of restrictions on the features the module does provide: data types that cannot be handled, performance issues and the circumstances in which they may arise, practical limitations on the size of data sets, special cases that are not (yet) handled, etc.

The initial template usually just has:

There are no known bugs in this module.

Please report problems to Ivan Wills (ivan.wills@gamil.com).

Patches are welcome.


Ivan Wills - (ivan.wills@gamil.com) <Author name(s)> (<contact address>)


Copyright (c) 2010 Ivan Wills (14 Mullion Close, Hornsby Heights, NSW, Australia, 2077). All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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