syslog notifications?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Mon Jan 21 04:59:22 PST 2008

Vlad GALU wrote:
> On 1/21/08, Ivan Voras <ivoras at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Before I try to reinvent the wheel, I'd like to hear are there commonly
>> used utilities that process syslog logs (e.g. /var/log/messages), grep
>> them for some regex and notify configured e-mail addresses, in real time
>> (as messages arrive)? I imagine something like that would either do a
>> "tail -f" on log files or listen as a syslog filter.

I'm not an expert in multitail but isn't it only for agregating log
files? I'd like something that performs an action (like sending an
e-mail) if it encounters a regex-described event in log file(s).

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