Questions tagged [tail]

This tag is for posts relating to the tail command. The tail command reads a file and outputs the last part of it (the "tail"). The tail command can also monitor data streams and open files, displaying new information as it is written. For example, it's a useful way to monitor the newest events in a system log in real time.

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OS X El Capitan Auto Tail Log files

So i know i can manually tail files using tail -f filename.log Question I would just like to double click any .log files and have them open with Terminal using tail -f Backgrounds i am a long ...
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Tail multiple log files

I have an application which generates new log files each time it is run. They all go to one folder, with filenames like this, and the next log isn't started until the current one is finished. Log-...
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Terminal: Is there a way to be notified of activity when tailing an error log

I often ssh into a machine and tail -f it's php error log. My ideal situation would be to leave this terminal window open in the background, but when there's activity from the tail command, have the ...
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I want a pop up notification when a file has certain info written to it

I have a server that my machine is connected to via AFP. On this server there is a file called 'TransferLog.txt'. While the server is doing it's work it adds to this file. When it finally writes '...
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Equivalent to Windows' Baretail

Is there any alternative to Windows' Baretail? What I am looking for is a graphical Baretail? Actually, I don't really care that it is graphical but I want to be able to have colors (lines with ERROR ...
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Is there an OS X 'tail' tool that can monitor remote log files?

I am looking for a visual tail tool that can monitor several local or remote log files. Optional features that interest me: color highlight based on log error level, coloring for special words, ...