Tailing logs

Noel Jones noeldude at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 16:25:16 UTC 2008

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 10:07 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at telenix.org> wrote:

> DAve wrote:
>> 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
>> Thank you all, I got what I needed!
>> DAve
>>  I do this commonly to catch the lines with the  word "Building" in them,
> from a file "build.out:
> tail -F build.out | grep --color=always Building
> When I get a free moment, I need to see about making that --color-always
> the default.
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Look at ports/sysutils/multitail

Noel Jones

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