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Re: Getting view-file to act more like tail -f

From: Peter S Galbraith
Subject: Re: Getting view-file to act more like tail -f
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 22:52:13 -0400

Burton Samograd <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is there any way to get a view-file'd buffer to automatically reload
> when the buffer changes (instead of hitting F)?

Maybe this will work for you:

;;; tail.el --- Tail files within Emacs

;; Copyright (C) 2000 by Benjamin Drieu

;; Author: Benjamin Drieu <address@hidden>

;;; Commentary:

;;  This program displays ``tailed'' contents of files inside
;;  transients windows of Emacs.  It is primarily meant to keep an eye
;;  on logs within Emacs instead of using additional terminals.

;;  This was developed for GNU Emacs 20.x but should work as well for
;;  XEmacs 21.x

;;  Primary URL for tail.el is

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