sbase

suckless unix tools
git clone git://git.2f30.org/sbase.git
Log | Files | Refs | README | LICENSE

commit a25a57f6ac74174bfbceeaf1255e64a028338474
parent ff7093f7b304b04e118eb2f3750a723485e1eb9d
Author: sin <sin@2f30.org>
Date:   Mon Feb  9 14:41:49 +0000

tail: Add rudimentary support to detect file truncation

We cannot in general detect that truncation happened.  At the moment
we use a heuristic to compare the file size before and after a write
happened.  If the new file size is smaller than the old, we correctly
handle truncation and dump the entire file to stdout.

If it so happened that the new size is larger or equal to the old size
after the file had been truncated without any reads in between, we will
assume the data was appended to the file.

There is no known way around this other than using inotify or kevent
which is outside the scope of sbase.

Diffstat:
tail.c | 17++++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 16 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/tail.c b/tail.c @@ -1,4 +1,6 @@ /* See LICENSE file for copyright and license details. */ +#include <sys/stat.h> + #include <limits.h> #include <stdint.h> #include <stdio.h> @@ -59,6 +61,7 @@ usage(void) int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { + struct stat st1, st2; FILE *fp; size_t n = 10, tmpsize; int ret = 0, newline, many; @@ -96,6 +99,8 @@ main(int argc, char *argv[]) if (many) printf("%s==> %s <==\n", newline ? "\n" : "", argv[0]); + if (stat(argv[0], &st1) < 0) + eprintf("stat %s:", argv[0]); newline = 1; tail(fp, argv[0], n); @@ -108,8 +113,18 @@ main(int argc, char *argv[]) fflush(stdout); } if (ferror(fp)) - eprintf("readline '%s':", argv[0]); + eprintf("readline %s:", argv[0]); clearerr(fp); + /* ignore error in case file was removed, we continue + * tracking the existing open file descriptor */ + if (!stat(argv[0], &st2)) { + if (st2.st_size < st1.st_size) { + fprintf(stderr, "%s: file truncated\n", argv[0]); + rewind(fp); + } + st1 = st2; + } + sleep(1); } } fclose(fp);