Projects / mtail


mtail is a small tail workalike that performs output coloring using ANSI escape sequences (although the sequences are overridable, so you could cause it to output something else, e.g., HTML font tags). It is written in python, is fairly small, and should be relatively platform-independent.

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Recent releases

  •  19 Dec 2001 00:55

    Release Notes: A fix for a threading/signal handling bug related to Python 2.1 whereby a ctrl-c would not kill an "mtail -f filename".

    •  13 Sep 2001 22:08

      Release Notes: Support for tailing multiple files along with associated command line options, and a new ability to explicitly specify a config file on the command line.

      •  01 Jun 2001 13:58

        Release Notes: Very little change has been made since 0.9.2, but since no more bugs have been found, the program is now labeled 1.0.0.

        •  28 Mar 2001 08:45

          Release Notes: This release fixes misbehaviour that would happen if there was no default config file, or if the $HOME variable was not set.

          •  15 Feb 2001 03:38

            Release Notes: A fix for a bug regarding tailing of stdin, and addition of a semi-formal license.


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