Re: Following log directories

From: John W Higgins <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:32:15 -0700

One thing to remember about tools like this is that s6 is very precise with
it's implemenation of TAI64N - it uses leap seconds.

I use lnav [1] for a similar concept and it parses TAI64N but it does not
deal with leap seconds so my timestamps were off by like 20 seconds (or
something similar). I had to modify the code to handle the leap seconds.

So just make sure you check that the timestamps are what you expect them to
be with non s6 tools.


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On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 3:08 PM Carl Winbäck <> wrote:

> On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 at 17:00, Guillermo wrote:
> > And it appears to be compatible, indeed, as long as s6-log is invoked
> > with the 't' directive (prepend timestamp in TAI64N format), to match
> > the logging file format expected by follow-log-directories, as stated
> > in its documentation.
> Neat! Thank you Guillermo for this information.
> Best regards,
> Carl
Received on Thu Jun 25 2020 - 22:32:15 UTC

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