Actually, I am not sure how this would work. If I do this, I get no
output from the file:
tail -f sim.out
So there is something basic I am missing here. Any help?
Is there a gem or perhaps a method I am not aware of that does the similar function of tail? Or is there a way to use tail in ruby? I have a file that I want to process as new data is appended to the file. This is easy enough using tail and tail has the added advantage that it can follow a file if it is “rolled”.
Just call out to tail
or similar - if tail does what you want, use it