Diffstat (limited to 'inotail.1')
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@@ -5,8 +5,8 @@
.\" Copyright (c) 2006 Tobias Klauser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
.\" You may distribute under the terms of the GNU General Public
-.\" License as specified in the file COPYING that comes with the
-.\" inotail distribution.
+.\" License as specified in the file COPYING that comes with
.TH INOTAIL 1 "2006-08-13" "" "Inotify enhanced tail"
@@ -19,9 +19,11 @@ inotail \- A fast and light version of tail using inotify
is a drop-in replacement for the 'tail' program found in the base
installation of every Linux/UNIX system. It makes use of the Inotify
-infrastructure in recent version of the Linux kernel to speed up tailing files
+infrastructure in recent versions of the Linux kernel to speed up tailing files
in the follow mode (the '-f' option). Currently inotail is not fully compatible
-to neither POSIX or GNU tail but might be in the future.
+to neither POSIX or GNU tail but might be in the future. \fINote:\fR inotail
+will not work on systems running kernels without Inotify. To enable Inotify ,
+please set CONFIG_INOTIFY=y in your kernel configuration and recompile it.
.B \-c \fIN\fR