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In the previous blog post I described the architecture of the firehose we built at Forward with NodeJS.

At the lowest level each node has to tail a log file. Tom Hall and I couldn’t find any useful cross-platform (i.e. not relying on the unix tail command) node module for that task so I ended up writing node-tail.

Using node-tail is very simple:

node-tail is also available via npm, just install it with: npm install tail