Tailing logs

Vincent Hoffman vince at unsane.co.uk
Fri Aug 22 15:03:57 UTC 2008

DAve wrote:
> I would love to have a way to tail a log, like piping to grep, except
> I see every line and the lines I would normally grep for are
> highlighted. That would be cool. Anyone know of a bash command or tool
> that will do this?
> Side note, I am tailing sendmail after changes to my outbound queue
> runners. I want to highlight my sm-mta-out lines but still see all lines.
> DAve
If you dont mind installing a few perl modules, try textproc/p5-ack
then just tail -f /var/log/LOGNAME | ack --color --passthru STRING


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