Provided by: monkeytail_0.3.2-1_all bug

NAME

       mtail - tail variant designed for web developers monitoring logfiles

SYNOPSIS

       mtail [options]  <file>...

DESCRIPTION

       MonkeyTail  allows  a  user  to  tail  multiple files on both local and
       remote hosts and clearly marks inactivity by putting 5 newlines in  the
       output whenever a pause in output over 3 seconds is detected.

       MonkeyTail  is  implemented  a  fairly  simple  wrapper  script  around
       standard tail, ssh, and sudo.

OPTIONS

       -q     Quiet mode

       --quiet
              "    "

       -n     Output the last N lines of each file before tailing (defaults to
              0)

       <file>...
              Files to tail.

              These can specified in the following ways:

       @<groupname>
              - expands the group (from .mtailrc) to a list of

              files to tail

       <filename>
              - tails a local file.

       +<filename>              - attempts to sudo and tail a local file (will
              prompt for pwd if required).

       <remotehost>:<filename>
              - attempts to invoke tail via ssh on a remote

              host.

       +<remotehost>:<filename> - attempts to invoke sudo tail via ssh on a
              remote host (will prompt for pwd if required).

SEE ALSO

       mtailrc(5), tail(1)

AUTHOR

       Martyn Smith <martyn@dollyfish.net.nz>