This program displays the contents of a text file, updating as the text file is updated.


The basic install procedure is:

Make sure you have installed the required dependencies first.

Zero Install

ZeroInstall is a way of running programs without the need to install them. If you are a user of ZeroInstall then you can run Tail via http://www.kerofin.demon.co.uk/2005/interfaces/Tail when using the injector.



Version Release date Size Changes
1.0.0 Thu 20th September 2001 Stable release.
1.1.0 Thu 04th October 2001 Uses ROX-CLib, status line added.
1.1.1 Tue 23rd October 2001 Small change to compilation system.
1.1.2 Wed 30th January 2002 added -h and -v options.
1.2.0 Mon 04th March 2002 stable release
1.2.1 Thu 07th March 2002 fix potential problem with rox_run.
1.2.2 Sat 14th March 2002 fix problems with spaces in the path name.
1.3.0 Wed 16th April 2003 GTK+ 2 version
1.3.1 Sat 2nd August 2003 Look for PNG icons for the save box, Italian translation of AppInfo provided by Yuri Bongiorno, new icon provided by Geoff Youngs.
1.3.2 Tue 5th August 2003, fix broken compilation system.
1.3.3 Test out some new ROX-CLib interfaces (rox_init, info_win_new_from_appinfo). Support for translating strings. Set window icon.
2.0.0 Sat 14th February 2004 60K Stable release for ROX-CLib 2.0.0.
2.1.0 Mon 17th February 2004 60K Use ROX-CLib 2.1.0, including aclocal.m4. Stock icons in the menu.
2.1.1 5th August 2004 60K Don't show more that 256KB when loading file (doesn't work via stdin).
2.1.2 22nd November 2004 56K Don't show more that 256KB when loading file (doesn't work via stdin).
2.1.3 22nd October 2005 58K Use apsymbols for Linux portability. Update for ROX-CLib changes. Can get ROX-CLib via 0launch.
2.1.4 20th March 2006 60K Added Zero Install injector feed. Added i18n support.


Stephen Watson webmaster@kerofin.demon.co.uk