MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail program. The difference is that it creates multiple windows on your console (with ncurses). Merging of 2 or more log files is possible. It can also use colors while displaying the log files (through regular expressions) for faster recognition of what is important. It can also filter lines (again with regular expressions). It has interactive menus for editing given regular expressions and deleting and adding windows. One can also have windows with the output of shell scripts and other software. When viewing the output of external software, MultiTail can mimic the functionality of tools like 'watch'.
|Tags||Monitoring Logging Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX SCO HP-UX AIX Solaris Linux IRIX Mac OS X Windows Windows Cygwin BSD Minix 3|
Release Notes: This version adds UTF-8 support.
Release Notes: Numerous fixes.
Release Notes: This release adds -N, which sets the initial tail lines count for all following inputs. The configuration file parameter min_n_bufferlines was ignored. This release adds a color scheme for 'ADB-logging' (Android).
Release Notes: This release fixes a segfault which happened when searching for strings with printf escapes in them (e.g., %n).
Release Notes: Sources that disappear before reading are now handled more gracefully. The program no longer segfaults when a file is truncated.