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Use ST as a "tail" alternative

Postby cbmeeks on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:28 pm

I have ST open with "live" logs all the time. And usually I just have to click the tab and it will refresh. Which is cool.

But it would be awesome if we could turn on a "tail" mode and see it live scroll. Especially us Windows users.

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Re: Use ST as a "tail" alternative

Postby layne on Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:44 pm

I think this should be possible using (writing) a plugin.

The plugin will allow you to add the feature for each view. So inside a view call the command palette and activate "tail".
After x seconds all views will be checked for this option and if it's true, they will be "reverted". So loaded from file system again.
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Re: Use ST as a "tail" alternative

Postby vifo on Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:13 pm

Hi folks,

you might want to have a look at https://github.com/vifo/SublimeTail. Right now, it is in alpha stage (so some restrictions apply and installation has to be done manually either via git or ZIP from the devel branch), but basic functionality is already implemented and tested.

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Re: Use ST as a "tail" alternative

Postby sfranky on Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:34 pm

I had asked Jon a while ago (*and he did it) to make the screen view stay in the same position when refreshing the file. It is very useful to me because often I do not append to my files, I re-write and need to see the changes, or where the change occured.
So I guess both staying and scrolling should be options! (although I think other users must have asked for a window to notify on file refresh, which completely messes with this!!)
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Re: Use ST as a "tail" alternative

Postby iamntz on Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:38 pm

@sfranky: you may want to try this awesome plugin: https://github.com/SublimeText/BufferScroll

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