Although it's difficult for me to look at this piece's title and not think of mutant felines, it doesn't make the statement any less true. If you've ever used the tail command on log files, you'll instantly appreciate multitail. My friend (and LJ reader) Nick Danger introduced me to multitail, and I can't believe how useful it is.
Whether it’s a server administrator or a programmer some time we need to refer multiple logfiles for effectively troubleshooting tasks. To achieve this we have to open, tail or less a each logfile in a different shell. However, we can use traditional tail command like tail -f...
[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
If you are a Linux system administrator, monitoring log files on a server host will be one of your daily routines. The tail command comes in handy as you can monitor a log file in real-time. This tutorial describes how to tail multiple files at once in Linux, by using a command-line tool called multitail.
While users are surfing the web, listening to music, and writing documents, the kernel and various background daemons write information to logfiles. KSystemLog, Gnome System Log Viewer, and MultiTail will help you read and process logfile data.
I want to monitor changes across several log files in Linux. Basically, I want to see which log file gets updated out of a set of 20 files. I have checked multitail tool, but its UI can handle max up to 5 files.