since - tail(1) work-alike that saves and uses state information

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: since
Package version: 1.1
Package release: 5
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 68 B
Download size: 15.47 KB
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since is a tail(1) work-alike that remembers how much of a file you have viewed and displays only what's new when you next view that file. Ideal for viewing log files (it'll only show what's new in the file since the last time it was run).




    Binary package: since_1.1-5_i386.deb
    Source package: since

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install since deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install since


    • /usr/bin/since
    • /usr/share/doc/since/README
    • /usr/share/doc/since/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/since/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/since.1.gz


    2014-05-24 - Axel Beckert <> since (1.1-5) unstable; urgency=medium * Make adequate messages trigger a failure in the adequate autopkgtest * Output content of .since in case of test failure * Merge changelog entry from impatient NMU by Anibal Monsalve Salazar + Ignore dev_t.patch from NMU, use my DEP-3 compliant variant * Import updated dev_t.patch by Svante Signell to make it work on GNU/Hurd, too. Thanks! (Closes: #591386) + Rewrite patch description to make it more clear and to mention Hurd.

    2014-04-08 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <> since (1.1-4.1) unstable; urgency=medium * Non-maintainer upload. * For mips/mipsel ABIO32, define int d_dev as unsigned long int. Add dev_t.patch. Patch by Aleksandar Zlicic. Closes: #742940

    2014-03-29 - Axel Beckert <> since (1.1-4) unstable; urgency=medium * Switch to a git-buildpackage compatible VCS layout * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes) * Update upstream's e-mail address in debian/copyright. * Add (a rather minimal) DEP-12 debian/upstream/metadata file. * Update patch header of hurd-path-max.patch to conform to DEP-3. * Add DEP-8 automatic package testing. + Use part of the test suite also at build-time

    2013-05-17 - Axel Beckert <> since (1.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * Bump debhelper compatibility to 9 - Update versioned debhelper build-dependency * Patch upstream Makefile to - don't overwrite already set variables - pass additional variables (CPPFLAGS, LDFLAGS) * Streamline debian/rules - use dh_auto_{build,clean} - use debian/since.manpages instead of dh_installman parameter - switch to minimal dh7 style debian/rules, but don't run dh_auto_install * Fixes the following lintian warnings: - hardening-no-relro - hardening-no-fortify-functions - vcs-field-not-canonical - debian-rules-missing-recommended-target * Rename debian/since.* to debian/* * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no further changes)

    2010-08-02 - Axel Beckert <> since (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fix FTBFS on GNU/Hurd - add patch hurd-path-max.patch based on fix for #257087.

    2010-08-02 - Axel Beckert <> since (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #590939) - [debian/rules] remove call to reallyclean make target as it no more exists. - [debian/copyright] Updated; License changed to GPLv3+ * New Maintainer, thanks Felipe for all his work! * Move to git as VCS, adapt Vcs-Headers * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 (no changes necessary) * Replace "dh_clean -k" by "dh_prep" and bump debhelper compatibility to 7 * Switch to Source Format "3.0 (quilt)" * Add dependency on ${misc:Depends}

    2008-01-26 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> since (0.5-5) unstable; urgency=low * Change maintainer e-mail address. * Fix lintian warnings - debian-rules-ignores-make-clean-error * Bump Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (without modification). * Added Vcs-* fields (debian/control). * Added Homepage field (debian/control). * Added debian/watch. * Update debhelper compat to 5. - Update Build-Deps accordingly. * Updating information in debian/copyright.

    2006-08-22 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> since (0.5-4) unstable; urgency=low * Adding a version to the debhelper depends (debian/control). * Bumping Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes needed).

    2006-01-20 - Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw) <> since (0.5-3) unstable; urgency=low * New maintainer. (Closes: #313638). * Bumping standards version to

    2005-09-10 - Luk Claes <> since (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low * Set maintainer to Debian QA Group * Updated Standards-Version * Removed version in build-dep on debhelper * Add debian/compat