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Port details
xtail Watches the growth of files or directories
2.1_1 misc on this many watch lists=20 search for ports that depend on this port Find issues related to this port Report an issue related to this port View this port on Repology. pkg-fallout 2.1_1Version of this port present on the latest quarterly branch.
Maintainer: gmarco@giovannelli.it search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: unknown
Last Update: 2024-02-24 20:46:15
Commit Hash: 89cabca
People watching this port, also watch:: unzip, libiconv, gmake, rsync, png
License: not specified in port
WWW:
https://www.unicom.com/sw/xtail/
Description:
"xtail" watches the growth of files. It's like running a "tail -f" on a bunch of files at once. You can specify both filenames and directories on the command line. If you specify a directory, it watches all the files in that directory. It will notice when new files are created (and start watching them) or when old files are deleted (and stop watching them). This program is an oldie but goodie. It was posted to comp.sources.misc in July 1989 (see ftp.uu.net:/usenet/comp.sources.misc/volume7/xtail.Z). I remember posting an even earlier version to alt.sources. It has been published in the O'Reilly & Associates "Unix Power Tools" collection (book and CD-ROM). Over the years, some fly-by-night organizations (such as the MIT X Consortium and SGI) have tried to steal the "xtail" name. Don't be fooled! Insist on the original.
Homepage    cgit ¦ Codeberg ¦ GitHub ¦ GitLab ¦ SVNWeb - no subversion history for this port

Manual pages:
FreshPorts has no man page information for this port.
pkg-plist: as obtained via: make generate-plist
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  1. bin/xtail
  2. share/man/man1/xtail.1.gz
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Dependency lines:
  • xtail>0:misc/xtail
To install the port:
cd /usr/ports/misc/xtail/ && make install clean
To add the package, run one of these commands:
  • pkg install misc/xtail
  • pkg install xtail
NOTE: If this package has multiple flavors (see below), then use one of them instead of the name specified above.
PKGNAME: xtail
Flavors: there is no flavor information for this port.
distinfo:
SHA256 (xtail-2.1.tar.gz) = 75184926dffd89e9405769b24f01c8ed3b25d3c4a8eac60271fc5bb11f6c2d53 SIZE (xtail-2.1.tar.gz) = 26769

Packages (timestamps in pop-ups are UTC):
xtail
ABIaarch64amd64armv6armv7i386powerpcpowerpc64powerpc64le
FreeBSD:13:latest2.1_12.1_12.12.1_12.1_1-2.1-
FreeBSD:13:quarterly2.1_12.1_12.12.1_12.1_12.12.12.1
FreeBSD:14:latest2.1_12.1_12.12.1_12.1_12.1-2.1
FreeBSD:14:quarterly2.1_12.1_1-2.1_12.1_12.12.12.1
FreeBSD:15:latest2.1_12.1_1n/a2.1_1n/a2.12.12.1
This port has no dependencies.
There are no ports dependent upon this port

Configuration Options:
No options to configure
Options name:
misc_xtail
FreshPorts was unable to extract/find any pkg message
Master Sites:
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  1. http://utenti.gufi.org/~gmarco/files/distfiles/
  2. http://www.unicom.com/sw/xtail/
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Number of commits found: 22

Commit History - (may be incomplete: for full details, see links to repositories near top of page)
CommitCreditsLog message
2.1_1
24 Feb 2024 20:46:15
commit hash: 89cabca8f03d6c97b26dc98b34a6b5d5d11c9486commit hash: 89cabca8f03d6c97b26dc98b34a6b5d5d11c9486commit hash: 89cabca8f03d6c97b26dc98b34a6b5d5d11c9486commit hash: 89cabca8f03d6c97b26dc98b34a6b5d5d11c9486 files touched by this commit
Muhammad Moinur Rahman (bofh) search for other commits by this committer
misc/xtail: Moved man to share/man

Approved by:    portmgr (blanket)
07 Sep 2022 21:58:51
commit hash: fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash: fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash: fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4commit hash: fb16dfecae4a6efac9f3a78e0b759fb7a3c53de4 files touched by this commit
Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Remove WWW entries moved into port Makefiles

Commit b7f05445c00f has added WWW entries to port Makefiles based on
WWW: lines in pkg-descr files.

This commit removes the WWW: lines of moved-over URLs from these
pkg-descr files.

Approved by:		portmgr (tcberner)
2.1
07 Sep 2022 21:10:59
commit hash: b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash: b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash: b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52commit hash: b7f05445c00f2625aa19b4154ebcbce5ed2daa52 files touched by this commit
Stefan Eßer (se) search for other commits by this committer
Add WWW entries to port Makefiles

It has been common practice to have one or more URLs at the end of the
ports' pkg-descr files, one per line and prefixed with "WWW:". These
URLs should point at a project website or other relevant resources.

Access to these URLs required processing of the pkg-descr files, and
they have often become stale over time. If more than one such URL was
present in a pkg-descr file, only the first one was tarnsfered into
the port INDEX, but for many ports only the last line did contain the
port specific URL to further information.

There have been several proposals to make a project URL available as
a macro in the ports' Makefiles, over time.
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2.1
20 Jul 2022 14:22:28
commit hash: b832da1849e4bcfff05da62c69ee4a556e83d2d1commit hash: b832da1849e4bcfff05da62c69ee4a556e83d2d1commit hash: b832da1849e4bcfff05da62c69ee4a556e83d2d1commit hash: b832da1849e4bcfff05da62c69ee4a556e83d2d1 files touched by this commit
Tobias C. Berner (tcberner) search for other commits by this committer
misc: remove 'Created by' lines

A big Thank You to the original contributors of these ports:

  *  Aaron Dalton <aaron@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Adam Weinberger <adam@vectors.cx>
  *  Adam Weinberger <adamw@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Akinori MUSHA aka knu <knu@idaemons.org>
  *  Alan E <alane@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Alex Semenyaka <alex@rinet.ru>
  *  Alex Stangl <alex@stangl.us>
  *  Alexander Logvinov <avl@FreeBSD.org>
  *  Alexander Logvinov <ports@logvinov.com>
  *  Alexander Nusov <alexander.nusov@nfvexpress.com>
  *  Alexander Timoshenko <gonzo@univ.kiev.ua>
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2.1
06 Apr 2021 14:31:07
commit hash: 305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344ebcommit hash: 305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344ebcommit hash: 305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344ebcommit hash: 305f148f482daf30dcf728039d03d019f88344eb files touched by this commit
Mathieu Arnold (mat) search for other commits by this committer
Remove # $FreeBSD$ from Makefiles.
2.1
09 Mar 2021 21:24:12
Revision:567964Original commit files touched by this commit
madpilot search for other commits by this committer
Update maintainer address on his request.
2.1
19 May 2016 10:44:12
Revision:415499Original commit files touched by this commit
amdmi3 search for other commits by this committer
- Fix trailing whitespace in pkg-descrs, categories [g-n]*

Approved by:	portmgr blanket
2.1
21 Feb 2014 15:31:51
Revision:345487Original commit files touched by this commit
ehaupt search for other commits by this committer
Support staging
20 Sep 2013 20:50:59
Revision:327745Original commit files touched by this commit Sanity Test Failure Refresh
bapt search for other commits by this committer
Add NO_STAGE all over the place in preparation for the staging support (cat:
misc)
2.1
24 Oct 2011 04:17:38
Original commit files touched by this commit
dougb search for other commits by this committer
Remove more tags from pkg-descr files fo the form:

- Name
em@i.l

or variations thereof. While I'm here also fix some whitespace and other
formatting errors, including moving WWW: to the last line in the file.
2.1
19 Mar 2011 12:38:54
Original commit files touched by this commit
miwi search for other commits by this committer
- Get Rid MD5 support
2.1
29 Dec 2010 20:04:42
Original commit files touched by this commit
pgollucci search for other commits by this committer
- DISTNAME= ${PORTNAME}-${PORTVERSION} is the default and not needed.

PR:             ports/153292
Submitted by:   myself (pgollucci)
Tested by:      -exp run by pav
Approved by:    portmgr (pav)
2.1
03 Nov 2006 22:24:54
Original commit files touched by this commit
ale search for other commits by this committer
Update master site and maintainer email.

Submitted by:   maintainer
2.1
22 Jan 2006 12:59:47
Original commit files touched by this commit
edwin search for other commits by this committer
SHA256ify

Approved by: krion@
2.1
31 Mar 2004 03:12:58
Original commit files touched by this commit
trevor search for other commits by this committer
SIZEify (maintainer timeout)
2.1
06 Feb 2004 13:12:53
Original commit files touched by this commit
trevor search for other commits by this committer
Use PLIST_FILES (bento-tested, marcus-reviewed).
2.1
21 Feb 2003 12:48:19
Original commit files touched by this commit
knu search for other commits by this committer
De-pkg-comment.
14 Feb 2001 20:19:44
commit hash: fp1.9596@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.9596@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.9596@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.9596@dev.null.freshports.org files touched by this commit
lioux search for other commits by this committer
typo clean up police: \s -> \t    
08 Oct 2000 08:14:08
commit hash: fp1.4828@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4828@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4828@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4828@dev.null.freshports.org files touched by this commit
asami search for other commits by this committer
Remove "PATCHDIR=", that won't accomplish anything.    
08 Oct 2000 05:01:16
commit hash: fp1.4792@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4792@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4792@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4792@dev.null.freshports.org files touched by this commit
asami search for other commits by this committer
Convert category misc to new layout.  
20 Sep 2000 20:17:20
commit hash: fp1.4151@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4151@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4151@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4151@dev.null.freshports.org files touched by this commit
will search for other commits by this committer
Remove gratuitous lines and make this port follow the 24-line guideline.    
19 Sep 2000 19:30:28
commit hash: fp1.4118@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4118@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4118@dev.null.freshports.orgcommit hash: fp1.4118@dev.null.freshports.org files touched by this commit
ade search for other commits by this committer
Update to 2.1    

Number of commits found: 22