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want to live monitor all log files in one vieuw

I like to view all log files live like tail -n0 somelog.log But then for literally all log files on the system (CentOS 7) Or an other way to do this is also nice. I want to output this to a web page ...
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Apply multitail's filtering to many files passed via wildcard

multitail has a nice regex-based filtering mechanism that is described in the manpage and online manual. Both sources state that log lines matching a given regex can be excluded from output using the -...
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multitail over ssh AND sudo

This question: Multitail over ssh helped me to multitail from a remote location. But my problem is one step deeper: I need to run "sudo su" before I can tail the files. How can I change user to ...
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Using mouse scroll with Multitail

Is there any way to use the mouse wheel, or the terminal window slide bar, to look through a multitail log? Ideally multitail would work almost exactly like tail (except with the obvious coloring).
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Multitail: Scroll up

I use multitail to view 3 log files at the same time. Let's say I notice something strange in the second log file. How to scroll up the second log file, to look back at what had happened earlier? ...
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How do I scrolling through multitail output when using command line filters?

I'm currently filtering out unwanted lines when using multitail $ multitail -ev "foo|bar" -kr 0 55 -f /var/log/syslog The problem is, when I want to scroll back through the output, the only way I ...
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Multitail over ssh

I want to use multitail over ssh. But following command fails: $ multitail "ssh dev-04 tail -f /opt/app/app.log" Error opening file ssh docdev-04 tail -f /opt/alfresco/share.log (No such file or ...
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Possible to prevent multitail from closing “finished” command windows?

Assume a multitail call like the following: multitail -s 2 -l "long-running-command" -l "short-running-command" Now, I would like to have both windows remain open, even after they are finished. ...
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How to combine many multitail parameters?

The .multitailrc file contains a color scheme called amir_log, which I load using multitail -cS amir_log ~/wildfly/wildfly-8.2.1.Final/standalone/log/server.log But there are ANSI color codes being ...
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How can I display \n as new lines in multitail?

I am using multitail to monitor logs while I program. I really like this tool. However, it is hard to use it to view object output in a php error log because new line characters \n are not processed. ...
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monitor command outputs in separate windows within a terminal [duplicate]

For a list of input text, I want to execute a repetitive command using each element from the list. In addition I also need to monitor the results of each of these commands in parallel. So I am looking ...
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multitail - custom config (multitail.conf) location

Is it possible to provide a custom location for multitail.conf, or are my only options /etc/multiltail.conf or ~/multitail.conf? I'd like to provide a specific config file that has regexes specific ...
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Watch file using multitail even if it has not been created

I've a MapServer logfile; it is created in /tmp/mapserv.log, but obviously it is flushed at every reboot, and is created only when a loggable event occurs. I'm already using Multitail, but now I need ...
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How to highlight the whole log-line in color with multitail

I'm trying to use multitail to tail logs with color highlights. I defined a custom color scheme in multitail.conf, something like this: colorscheme:my-color cs_re:red:^\[E cs_re:yellow:^\[W cs_re:...
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Does multitail follow the inode or the file name by default?

For 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 ...