A unix tool to circularly buffer stdin for a local socket.

socktailf reads incoming lines from stdin into a circular buffer. The circular buffer can be read at any time over a local socket, which is removed when socktailf exits. The socket path is printed to stdout at startup.


  socktailf [options]

  -d                         Write the current buffer to stdout upon exit
  --help                     Display help text
  -n, --lines %count         Set the number of lines to buffer (default 15)
  -q                         Supress display of path to socket file
  -v, --version              Display version number and exit
  -x                         Exit after failure to read from stdin (e.g. EOF)


2015-05-03 1.1.0

  • Feature: -d option to write buffer on exit
  • Feature: -q option to suppress buffer path
  • Feature: -v option to display version number
  • Add HISTORY, COPYRIGHT sections to man page
  • More closely standardise descriptions between man page and --help
  • Fix permissions issue when installing
  • ⬇️ socktailf-1.1.0.tar.gz (3.26 KiB)

2015-04-30 1.0.0