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Prajakta Bavikar 2012-09-13, 14:30
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Re: how to read file which gets continuously updated
Hi Prajakta,

You could possibly use the Exec source with the "tail -F /path/to/file"
command. One limitation of this approach is that it does not maintain any
state so you won't be able to resume/restart from a location within the
file. To address those cases, it may be necessary for you to write your own
scripts etc.


On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Prajakta Bavikar <

>  Is it possible in flume to read file which gets continuously updated ?***
> *
> Can it be done using in built sources****
> Or I will have to write custom source?****
> -Prajakta****
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