Updated: multitail-5.2.0-1: View one or multiple files like tail but with multiple windows.
Dr. Volker Zell
Thu Jul 12 01:44:00 GMT 2007
A new version of 'multitail' has been uploaded to a server near you.
* Update to latest upstream version
* Cygwin specific patches accepted upstream
* some compilation/installation fixes for cygwin, when a -E was used also
all -e's were copied as well
* fixed small memory leak (global filter was not freed)
* added conversion signal number to signal name, made more parameters
* error messaging is now more uniform
* added -kS which, like sed, can select parts of strings to keep.
e.g. -kS "^.*(TCP[^ ]*).*$" would keep the string matched by what
is between ( and )
* improved scrolling in the scrollback menu: also scrolling in a line
is now possible
* added colorscheme for acpitail
* fixed serveral bugs
MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail
program. The difference is that it creates multiple windows on your
console (with ncurses). It can also monitor wildcards: if another file
matching the wildcard has a more recent modification date, it will
automatically switch to that file. That way you can, for example,
monitor a complete directory of files. Merging of 2 or even more
logfiles is possible.
It can also use colors while displaying the logfiles (through regular
expressions), for faster recognition of what is important and what not.
Multitail can also filter lines (again with regular expressions) and
has interactive menus for editing given regular expressions and
deleting and adding windows. One can also have windows with the output
of shell scripts and other software. When viewing the output of
external software, MultiTail can mimic the functionality of tools like
'watch' and such.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'multitail' from
the 'Utils' or 'Text' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
Dr. Volker Zell
volunteer cygwin multitail maintainer
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