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       clog - colorized log tail


       clog [-h|--help] [-v|--version] [-d|--date] [-t|--time] [-f|--file <rc>] [ <section> ... ]


       Clog  is a filter command, which means it copies its input to its output.  But if lines in
       the input match certain patterns, actions are taken.  These are called rules.

       The rules are defined in ~/.clogrc as regular expressions, and the actions are  specified,
       to colorize either the line or matching pattern, or perhaps to suppress the line.

       If  --date  is  specified,  the  current  date, in the form YYYY-MM-DD is prepended to all

       If --time is specified, the current time, in the form HH:MM:SS is prepended to all lines.

       If --file is specified, an alternate configuration rc file may be specified.   Default  is
       to ~/.clogrc

       One  or  more  section  arguments  may  be  specified.  If none are provided, 'default' is
       assumed.  A section corresponds to a rule set defined in ~/.clogrc. and allows the use  of
       one  .clogrc  file  to serve multiple different uses of clog.  If more than one section is
       specified, the rules sets are combined, in the sequence found.


       Clog reads its configuration from a file in the user's home directory: ~/.clogrc.

       The format of the rules is:

              <section> rule /<pattern>/ --> <color> <action>
              <section> rule "<pattern>" --> <color> <action>

       If the pattern is surrounded by / characters, it is interpreted as a  regular  expression.
       If the pattern is surrounded by " characters, it is interpreted as a string fragment.

       The  section  is  simply  a way to allow multiple rules sets, so that one .clogrc file can
       serve multiple uses.  The  pattern  may  be  any  supported  Standard  C  Library  regular
       expression.  Action must be one of 'line', 'match', 'suppress' or 'blank'.

       Note  that  there  is  a  default section, called 'default'.  Putting rules in the default
       section means that no section need be specified on the command line.

       Any color can be used, in both the 16- and 256-color space.  Some examples are:

              bold blue
              underline on green
              black on white
              bold red on bright white
              rgb200 on grey4

       Instead of coloring the whole line, specifying 'match' instead will only color  the  parts
       of the line that match.

EXAMPLE Rulesets

       Here is an example ~/.clogrc file.

              # Standard syslog entries.
              default rule /warn|debug/   --> yellow line
              default rule /error|severe/ --> red line
              default rule /critical/     --> bold red line
              default rule /critical/     --> blank
              default rule /ignore/       --> suppress

              # Apache access.log status codes
              apache rule / 2[0-9][0-9] / --> green match
              apache rule / 3[0-9][0-9] / --> yellow match
              apache rule / 4[0-9][0-9] / --> red match
              apache rule / 5[0-9][0-9] / --> bold red match


       Copyright (C) 2006 - 2013 P. Beckingham, F. Hernandez.
       Copyright (C) 2006 - 2013 Goteborg Bit Factory.

       Clog  is  distributed  under  the MIT license. See
       license.php for more information.


       For more information, see:

       The official site at

       You can contact the project by writing an email to


       Bugs in clog may be reported to <>

${PACKAGE_STRING}                           2013-09-10                                    clog(1)