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So I have a python script which is executed by cron job on a nightly basis to capture data on my data server (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), this data is being written to a text file. Is there a command to stream what is being written to this file that I would just execute from a shell? Thanks

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Depending on what exactly you mean by the verb "stream", I think you may be looking for

tail -f filename

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