multitail - View one or multiple files like tail but with multiple windows

Distribution: Mageia 4.1
Repository: Mageia Core i586
Package name: multitail
Package version: 5.2.13
Package release: 2.mga4
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 352.47 KB
Download size: 137.98 KB
Official Mirror:
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). It can also monitor wildcards: if another file matching the wildcard has a more recent modification date, it will automatically switch to that file. That way you can, for example, monitor a complete directory of files. Merging of 2 or even more logfiles is possible. It can also use colors while displaying the logfiles (through regular expressions), for faster recognition of what is important and what not. Multitail can also filter lines (again with regular expressions) and 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' and such.



  • multitail == 5.2.13-2.mga4
  • multitail(x86-32) == 5.2.13-2.mga4


    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Core repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install multitail rpm package:
      # urpmi multitail


    • /etc/multitail.conf
    • /etc/multitail/
    • /etc/multitail/
    • /usr/bin/multitail
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/Changes
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/manual-nl.html
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/manual.html
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/readme.txt
    • /usr/share/doc/multitail/thanks.txt
    • /usr/share/man/man1/multitail.1.xz


    2013-10-19 - umeabot <umeabot> 5.2.13-2.mga4 + Revision: 532103 - Mageia 4 Mass Rebuild

    2013-08-16 - sander85 <sander85> 5.2.13-1.mga4 + Revision: 466958 - New version: 5.2.13 (synced with Fedora)

    2013-01-23 - sander85 <sander85> 5.2.12-1.mga3 + Revision: 391504 - imported package multitail