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wtail does the equivalent of tail -f on several files at once. The screen is split into as many parts as there are files to watch.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  14 Jan 2003 00:27

    Release Notes: This release adds portability fixes for AIX and Irix and a FAQ.

    •  10 Jan 2003 22:03

      Release Notes: An inadvertent dependency on GNU make has been removed. It now builds on FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.

      •  10 Jan 2003 04:12

        Release Notes: This release keeps retrying to open files that couldn't be opened (e.g., if they didn't exist).

        •  05 Jan 2003 17:37

          Release Notes: A bug which caused the program to hog the CPU was fixed.

          •  26 Mar 2002 20:59

            Release Notes: This release does not drop characters at the end of long files.

            Recent comments

            13 Jan 2003 10:58 fvh

            patch against 0.2.1
            Ok, I updated my patch to version 0.2.1 of wtail.
            And again, you can find it here.

            13 Jan 2003 10:19 fvh

            patch against 0.1.4
            I wrote a patch against wtail-0.1.4: now key checks occur at the same time as the checks for new data in the file giving a quicker response to keypresses. Also, at the start not the whole file is being read and displayed, only the data that would (+/-) fit on the screen: VERY usefull when using on a file of a couple MB through s
            ome wacky telnet-connection!
            You can find it here:

            Oh dear, he has released a newer version! Well, let's investigate that one too.


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