Nginx tail module

Maksim Yevmenkin maksim.yevmenkin at
Thu Feb 13 13:18:15 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 11:07 PM Eran Kornblau <eran.kornblau at>

> I don’t know what you’re trying to solve… but maybe you can just send a
> range request relative to the end,
> without any custom module.
> For example, ‘Range: bytes=-1024’ will return the last 1k of the resource.

Thanks but this is not what I was hoping for. The idea is to have Nginx
return new data as soon as it is available in the tailed file.

A client would issue one request and simply wait for the data to arrive in
chunked transfer encoding.

> What would be the best way to write a Nginx module that would essentially
> tail a file?

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