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). Merging of 2 or more log files is possible. It can also use colors while displaying the log files (through regular expressions) for faster recognition of what is important. It can also filter lines (again with regular expressions). It 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'.
Rsyslog is an enhanced multi-threaded syslogd. Among others, it offers support for on-demand disk buffering, reliable syslog over TCP, SSL, TLS, and RELP, writing to databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and many more), email alerting, fully configurable output formats (including high-precision timestamps), the ability to filter on any part of the syslog message, on-the-wire message compression, and the ability to convert text files to syslog. It is a drop-in replacement for stock syslogd and able to work with the same configuration file syntax.
The DAP daemon runs entirely as a non-privileged user and sends regular updates of the server status to a specified set of peers in a cluster. You can specify any number of information elements, such as uptime, networkdevice counters (packet/octet), logged in users (via utmp), load averages, and memory/swap usage.
Complete System Resource Monitor and Task Organizor consists of a daemon, a client, and a WWW-server (within the daemon). The daemon can run tasks and handle client-daemon and WWW-daemon requests. Clients can receive statistics and issue commands. Monitoring and maintenance is performed as prescheduled tasks. The system includes a process monitor and handler, a basic WWW-client, and a console client.
The sniffy project can trace/log the data of any pseudo terminal in the system. Due to the way the terminal works, such a terminal trace provides complete information of what happened on the terminal screen, and sniffy is able to display/replay this information. It consists of a kernel module able to connect/hook on the pseudo terminal, a program to display the contents of any pseudo terminal on the fly, a daemon process tracing the pseudo terminal content into the file, and a replay program to replay any stored pseudo terminal session.
adslometer is a script to log your router's connection information. It allows you to track line problems, analyze them, or get statistical information about your Internet connection. It currently supports the SMC7908A-ISP VOIP router from the Ya.com Spanish ISP, the Zyxel 660HW from Telefonica's ISP, and the Conceptronic C54APRA2+.
pdr (personal data recorder) and pdx (personal data expert) are applications that collect and evaluate mostly numeric personal data. The intended use case is for logging individual medical data (blood sugar, blood pressure, body temperature, weight, heart rate, and medications), but they can also be used for technical, sports, fitness, weather, environmental, or financial data. They work on a continuous flow of numbers in time that you want to monitor. Every data item can also be commented by text. pdr can use Twitter and email accounts for data input, which makes mobile phones usable for data input. It is one of the few free applications for diabetics.