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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'.

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Recent releases

  •  13 Feb 2014 19:11

    Release Notes: Improved legibility of command line help by adjusting the layout. Adds new -qs/-Qs which are the same as -q/-Q (automatically open new windows for new files found by the selection pattern) but with added functionality to also set the color scheme for the newly followed log files.

    •  12 Feb 2014 21:25

      Release Notes: The -q/-Q option (which makes MultiTail automatically start following new files) did not work. That is now resolved in this version.

      •  26 Nov 2013 20:29

        Release Notes: This version adds UTF-8 support.

        •  20 Jun 2013 05:58

          Release Notes: Numerous fixes.

          •  22 Nov 2012 12:59

            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).


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