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Re: Showing /dev/tty12 (or similar) syslog output in screen window

From: Folkert van Heusden
Subject: Re: Showing /dev/tty12 (or similar) syslog output in screen window
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:50:12 +0200
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> >what about just running multitail in a screen session with your
> >logfiles?
> >e.g.:
> >multitail /var/log/messages /var/log/syslog /var/log/mail/mail.log
> Already got this suggestion twice (and why not just use tail?), but

Why not use tail? Because multitail gives you coloring, filtering, can
merge logfiles on the fly, and much much more. Oh and did I mention the
scrollback functionality (which is handy in screen while screen doesn't
let you scrollback).

> the problem is that /var/log/messages is 0600 and owned by root:root
> (and I don't want to change that).

sudo is your friend!

Folkert van Heusden

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