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Multi Tail – Multi Tail!

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — TheLinuxBlog.com at 6:28 pm on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Multitail Gnome Terminal

A few weeks ago a new version of RSSTail came out. After reading the RSSTail page I found out that you can use RSSTail as a plugin to a fantastic application called multitaill. That is when I realized that multitail is actually written by the same person.

If you rely on tail, or have ever used tail you’ll probably enjoy this one. As the name implies it is a pager like tail except that it supports for more than one stream. Now, I know some of you have probably used some wizardry do get your favorite pager to show multiple streams, either in the same output or by using screen / splitvt but multitail really simplifies the process. It has all kinds of settings (such as color) and allows you to manage your tail’d files on the fly and even save the current view for later use. It does have a little bit of a learning curve but I think it is well worth it, especially if one of your hobbies includes log watching.

The Linux Blog – More May Updates

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 6:30 am on Monday, May 26, 2008

If you read my last Linux Blog update post you will have noticed that I added links to the man pages that have examples of how to use that command. This blog post is to tell you that I have implemented that feature but the reverse. In other words, when ever you view a Linux Blog post that I have written you will see links to the man pages of the commands used in that post and from there you can navigate to other examples of how to use that command. I hope that this feature is a useful one for The Linux Blog readers, if it is let me know and if it isn’t tell me you like it any way. I’m going to be adding more man pages soon since I have found that not all man pages that I have are on The Linux Blog. I will also be adding more man page sections for the ones I missed out.

Now that I have implemented that function the only thing I really have to do is have the ability to add, update and manage man pages on the fly.

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I have also been corresponding with the guys over at Wakoopa about working on a client to their web application for Linux. I will let you know more information as it becomes available. I am very interested in writing a client for their service and would love for Linux users to be able to join in on the fun!

Thats all for now,

- Owen