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Stream content of a file to php website

Posted on 2008-06-11
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We have a realtime application that writes lines to a text file (or to a fifo file, depending on how the file is created). Is it possible to display in realtime the content of this file with php or something else in a website? We don't want the user to have to press F5 every second to see what has been added to the file, it should be displayed automatically.
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If you have a pipe you can try this, but only one user will then be able to read the data. For using normal files this will get more complicated you you need to count the lines and then start again reading the file again.
while(1) {
  $text = file_get_contents('/path/to/log/pipe');
  echo $text;
  echo '<script>window.scrollTo(0, 10000000);</script>' ."\n";
  flush();
  sleep(2);
}

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by:Commsquare
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Didn't work completely like this, but it put us on the correct track. Tx.
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