Section: User Commands (1) Updated: May 2008 Local index
mtail - tail variant designed for web developers monitoring logfiles
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.
Output the last N lines of each file before tailing (defaults to 0)
Files to tail.
These can specified in the following ways:
- expands the group (from .mtailrc) to a list of
files to tail
- tails a local file.
- +<filename> - attempts to sudo and tail a local file (will
prompt for pwd if required).
- attempts to invoke tail via ssh on a remote
- +<remotehost>:<filename> - attempts to invoke sudo tail via ssh on a
remote host (will prompt for pwd if required).
Martyn Smith <email@example.com>
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