Does Tail.exe lock the files it reads?
Posted on 2009-02-23
We are having an issue with log files not updating. One of the guys is using Tail.exe from Microsoft to read a specified number of lines from the bottom of the log file. Since I don't have the code behind the tail.exe, it's difficult to know how file locking may be affecting updating the log files.
How does tail.exe work with file locking? If tail.exe is called multiple times for the same log file, would that keep the log file from updating because it's locked? Thanks!