view different logs with multitail at once


I’ve recently discovered multitail for me. This allows the view of different logfiles simultaneously in fixed places. Previously I have used

tail -f /var/log/a.log /var/log/b.log


This works well but you have to be extremely careful which log it has just changed.

Multitail is much better for this task.

An accurate description is under hier available.

1. Installation
If you´re using OpenSuSE just run

zypper in multitail


2. Example
multitail /var/log/messages /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/database.clamav.net/access.log

multitail

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