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unix-like tail function

A simple function that lets you tail log files on windows

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open System.IO

//tail function to read log files; cancel token to stop
let tail filter (cts:System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource) file fPost =
    let rdr = new StreamReader(new FileStream(file, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read, FileShare.ReadWrite))
    let off = ref rdr.BaseStream.Length
    let go = ref true
    let loop = 
        async {
            try
                while true do
                    do! Async.Sleep 100
                    if rdr.BaseStream.Length <> !off then
                        rdr.BaseStream.Seek(!off,SeekOrigin.Begin) |> ignore
                        let mutable l = rdr.ReadLine()
                        while l <> null do
                            if not cts.IsCancellationRequested then
                                if filter l then fPost l
                                l <- rdr.ReadLine()
                        off := rdr.BaseStream.Position
            finally
                    rdr.Close()
                    printfn "closed tail %s" file
            }
    Async.Start(loop,cts.Token)

(*usage: 
let file = @"D:\calib\dsst_stats\Stats.txt"
let cts = new System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource()

do tail (fun _ -> true) cts file (printfn "%A")

// cts.Cancel()     //cancel token stop tial
*)
namespace System
namespace System.IO
val tail : filter:(string -> bool) -> cts:System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource -> file:string -> fPost:(string -> unit) -> unit

Full name: Script.tail
val filter : (string -> bool)
val cts : System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource
namespace System.Threading
Multiple items
type CancellationTokenSource =
  new : unit -> CancellationTokenSource
  member Cancel : unit -> unit + 1 overload
  member Dispose : unit -> unit
  member IsCancellationRequested : bool
  member Token : CancellationToken
  static member CreateLinkedTokenSource : [<ParamArray>] tokens:CancellationToken[] -> CancellationTokenSource + 1 overload

Full name: System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource

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System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource() : unit
val file : string
val fPost : (string -> unit)
val rdr : StreamReader
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type StreamReader =
  inherit TextReader
  new : stream:Stream -> StreamReader + 9 overloads
  member BaseStream : Stream
  member Close : unit -> unit
  member CurrentEncoding : Encoding
  member DiscardBufferedData : unit -> unit
  member EndOfStream : bool
  member Peek : unit -> int
  member Read : unit -> int + 1 overload
  member ReadLine : unit -> string
  member ReadToEnd : unit -> string
  ...

Full name: System.IO.StreamReader

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StreamReader(stream: Stream) : unit
StreamReader(path: string) : unit
StreamReader(stream: Stream, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool) : unit
StreamReader(stream: Stream, encoding: System.Text.Encoding) : unit
StreamReader(path: string, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool) : unit
StreamReader(path: string, encoding: System.Text.Encoding) : unit
StreamReader(stream: Stream, encoding: System.Text.Encoding, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool) : unit
StreamReader(path: string, encoding: System.Text.Encoding, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool) : unit
StreamReader(stream: Stream, encoding: System.Text.Encoding, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool, bufferSize: int) : unit
StreamReader(path: string, encoding: System.Text.Encoding, detectEncodingFromByteOrderMarks: bool, bufferSize: int) : unit
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type FileStream =
  inherit Stream
  new : path:string * mode:FileMode -> FileStream + 14 overloads
  member BeginRead : array:byte[] * offset:int * numBytes:int * userCallback:AsyncCallback * stateObject:obj -> IAsyncResult
  member BeginWrite : array:byte[] * offset:int * numBytes:int * userCallback:AsyncCallback * stateObject:obj -> IAsyncResult
  member CanRead : bool
  member CanSeek : bool
  member CanWrite : bool
  member EndRead : asyncResult:IAsyncResult -> int
  member EndWrite : asyncResult:IAsyncResult -> unit
  member Flush : unit -> unit + 1 overload
  member GetAccessControl : unit -> FileSecurity
  ...

Full name: System.IO.FileStream

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FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(handle: Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle, access: FileAccess) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, access: FileAccess) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(handle: Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle, access: FileAccess, bufferSize: int) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, access: FileAccess, share: FileShare) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(handle: Win32.SafeHandles.SafeFileHandle, access: FileAccess, bufferSize: int, isAsync: bool) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, access: FileAccess, share: FileShare, bufferSize: int) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, access: FileAccess, share: FileShare, bufferSize: int, options: FileOptions) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, access: FileAccess, share: FileShare, bufferSize: int, useAsync: bool) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
FileStream(path: string, mode: FileMode, rights: System.Security.AccessControl.FileSystemRights, share: FileShare, bufferSize: int, options: FileOptions) : unit
   (+0 other overloads)
type FileMode =
  | CreateNew = 1
  | Create = 2
  | Open = 3
  | OpenOrCreate = 4
  | Truncate = 5
  | Append = 6

Full name: System.IO.FileMode
field FileMode.Open = 3
type FileAccess =
  | Read = 1
  | Write = 2
  | ReadWrite = 3

Full name: System.IO.FileAccess
field FileAccess.Read = 1
type FileShare =
  | None = 0
  | Read = 1
  | Write = 2
  | ReadWrite = 3
  | Delete = 4
  | Inheritable = 16

Full name: System.IO.FileShare
field FileShare.ReadWrite = 3
val off : int64 ref
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val ref : value:'T -> 'T ref

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.Operators.ref

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type 'T ref = Ref<'T>

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.ref<_>
property StreamReader.BaseStream: Stream
property Stream.Length: int64
val go : bool ref
val loop : Async<unit>
val async : AsyncBuilder

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.ExtraTopLevelOperators.async
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type Async
static member AsBeginEnd : computation:('Arg -> Async<'T>) -> ('Arg * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * (IAsyncResult -> 'T) * (IAsyncResult -> unit)
static member AwaitEvent : event:IEvent<'Del,'T> * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T> (requires delegate and 'Del :> Delegate)
static member AwaitIAsyncResult : iar:IAsyncResult * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<bool>
static member AwaitTask : task:Task -> Async<unit>
static member AwaitTask : task:Task<'T> -> Async<'T>
static member AwaitWaitHandle : waitHandle:WaitHandle * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<bool>
static member CancelDefaultToken : unit -> unit
static member Catch : computation:Async<'T> -> Async<Choice<'T,exn>>
static member FromBeginEnd : beginAction:(AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg:'Arg1 * beginAction:('Arg1 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg1:'Arg1 * arg2:'Arg2 * beginAction:('Arg1 * 'Arg2 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromBeginEnd : arg1:'Arg1 * arg2:'Arg2 * arg3:'Arg3 * beginAction:('Arg1 * 'Arg2 * 'Arg3 * AsyncCallback * obj -> IAsyncResult) * endAction:(IAsyncResult -> 'T) * ?cancelAction:(unit -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member FromContinuations : callback:(('T -> unit) * (exn -> unit) * (OperationCanceledException -> unit) -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member Ignore : computation:Async<'T> -> Async<unit>
static member OnCancel : interruption:(unit -> unit) -> Async<IDisposable>
static member Parallel : computations:seq<Async<'T>> -> Async<'T []>
static member RunSynchronously : computation:Async<'T> * ?timeout:int * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> 'T
static member Sleep : millisecondsDueTime:int -> Async<unit>
static member Start : computation:Async<unit> * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member StartAsTask : computation:Async<'T> * ?taskCreationOptions:TaskCreationOptions * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> Task<'T>
static member StartChild : computation:Async<'T> * ?millisecondsTimeout:int -> Async<Async<'T>>
static member StartChildAsTask : computation:Async<'T> * ?taskCreationOptions:TaskCreationOptions -> Async<Task<'T>>
static member StartImmediate : computation:Async<unit> * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member StartWithContinuations : computation:Async<'T> * continuation:('T -> unit) * exceptionContinuation:(exn -> unit) * cancellationContinuation:(OperationCanceledException -> unit) * ?cancellationToken:CancellationToken -> unit
static member SwitchToContext : syncContext:SynchronizationContext -> Async<unit>
static member SwitchToNewThread : unit -> Async<unit>
static member SwitchToThreadPool : unit -> Async<unit>
static member TryCancelled : computation:Async<'T> * compensation:(OperationCanceledException -> unit) -> Async<'T>
static member CancellationToken : Async<CancellationToken>
static member DefaultCancellationToken : CancellationToken

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Control.Async

--------------------
type Async<'T>

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Control.Async<_>
static member Async.Sleep : millisecondsDueTime:int -> Async<unit>
Stream.Seek(offset: int64, origin: SeekOrigin) : int64
type SeekOrigin =
  | Begin = 0
  | Current = 1
  | End = 2

Full name: System.IO.SeekOrigin
field SeekOrigin.Begin = 0
val ignore : value:'T -> unit

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.Operators.ignore
val mutable l : string
StreamReader.ReadLine() : string
val not : value:bool -> bool

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.Operators.not
property System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource.IsCancellationRequested: bool
property Stream.Position: int64
StreamReader.Close() : unit
val printfn : format:Printf.TextWriterFormat<'T> -> 'T

Full name: Microsoft.FSharp.Core.ExtraTopLevelOperators.printfn
static member Async.Start : computation:Async<unit> * ?cancellationToken:System.Threading.CancellationToken -> unit
property System.Threading.CancellationTokenSource.Token: System.Threading.CancellationToken

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Posted:4 months ago
Author:Faisal Waris
Tags: tail file