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MTAIL

MTAIL

Section: User Commands (1) Updated: May 2008
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NAME

mtail - tail variant designed for web developers monitoring logfiles  

SYNOPSIS

mtail [options] <file>...  

DESCRIPTION

MonkeyTail allows a user to tail multiple files on both local and remote hosts and clearly marks inactivity by putting 5 newlines in the output whenever a pause in output over 3 seconds is detected.

MonkeyTail is implemented a fairly simple wrapper script around standard tail, ssh, and sudo.  

OPTIONS

-q
Quiet mode
--quiet
" "
-n
Output the last N lines of each file before tailing (defaults to 0)
<file>...
Files to tail.
These can specified in the following ways:
@<groupname>
- expands the group (from .mtailrc) to a list of
files to tail
<filename>
- tails a local file.
+<filename> - attempts to sudo and tail a local file (will
prompt for pwd if required).
<remotehost>:<filename>
- attempts to invoke tail via ssh on a remote
host.
+<remotehost>:<filename> - attempts to invoke sudo tail via ssh on a
remote host (will prompt for pwd if required).
 

SEE ALSO

mtailrc(5), tail(1)  

AUTHOR

Martyn Smith <martyn@dollyfish.net.nz>


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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