forward log data from a bunch of watched log files over the network with a simple json protocol

npm install forwardho
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Tails a file. it should work great. it will continue to work even if a file is unlinked rotated or truncated. It is also ok if the path doesnt exist before watching it


if you install globally you will get forwardho as a command it accepts options as arguments or reads them from the most local forwardho.json

$> forwardho

as a library

var forwardho = require('forwardho'),
client = forwardho({host:'localhost',port:5140,logs:['/var/log/some.log','/var/log/someother.log']});

to shutdown

## install

    npm install -g forwardho

### library argument structure

client = forwardho(options);

- options. supported custom options are


    where tailOptions can be the following  tailfd options. right now tail options are always applied to all logs watched by this client.

    //optional. defaults to newline but can be anything


    // the options object is passed to watchfd as well. With watchfd you may configure


    "timeout": 60*60*1000, //defaults to one hour
    //how long an inactive file descriptor can remain inactive before being cleared

    "timeoutInterval":60*5*1000 //every five minutes
    // how often to check for inactive file descriptors


    //the options object is also passed directly to and fs.watchFile so you may configure

    "persistent":true, //defaults to true
    //persistent indicates whether the process should continue to run as long as files are being watched

    "interval":0, //defaults 0
    //interval indicates how often the target should be polled, in milliseconds. (On Linux systems with inotify, interval is ignored.) 

watch file and watch may behave differently on different systems here is the doc for it.

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