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Alerttail monitors a given file and executes a list of actions when a user-defined text pattern has been written to the file. For example, the user can pop up a GTK notification window when a certain message is written to a log file. Actions can be alerttail built in actions (GTK notify action, geoipLocalization action, or filtering text action) or a custom user defined shell command action. A Qt 4 GUI frontend helps with configuration.

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  •  13 Dec 2007 16:20

    Release Notes: A regexp reference help guide was added. New features are shown on the GUI. libconfig was upgraded to 1.2. libboost-regex was upgraded to 1.34.1. A save/loading progress bar was added. Drag and drop was enabled for node items. A recent files list was added. Double clicking on an item only selects it. Logging can be enabled or disabled per output location. The layout dimension was fixed.

    •  11 Dec 2007 12:10

      Release Notes: Alerttail now is a plugin based application and actions can be plugged as needed. GeoIpAction and GNotifyAction plugins are currently available. The -Command action now has an optional placeholder to be passed into a shell command ($text). -Grepped text can now be independent between different parsers. The -GeoIp Action supports optional placeholders such as $country, $town, $latitude, and $longitude, to be replaced during execution. Debs are available for Ubuntu Feisty only.

      •  31 Aug 2007 23:38

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  24 Apr 2007 20:44

          Release Notes: The action regexReplaceAction allows users to replace captured group texts with a custom one. This way, any user defined text will be shown between captured groups. The Log4cxx dependency is no longer needed. A custom logging framework is provided. The Web site documentation has been updated.

          •  02 Apr 2007 17:12

            Release Notes: libnotify correctly displays icons on popup. Examples have been added to dist packages.


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