logrotated files one usually uses
tail -F instead of
tail -f to follow the log file contents. Does
multitail(1) automatically follow the name instead of the inode (which likely changes with the log rotation)?
I sifted through the documentation and also searched on the web, but wasn't able to come up with a conclusive answer.
Thanks to the accepted answer I found that the
man page does mention the option I wanted, but uses the term "descriptor" instead of "inode". So this question and the answer should be the glue for the next person researching the topic.
-f Follow the following filename, not the descriptor. --follow-all For all files after this switch: follow the following filename, not the descriptor.