Subject: Re: multitail description
To: Folkert van Heusden <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/16/2006 06:33:54
Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> Hi,
> Could you please update the description for multitail in the netbsd
> packages? It is currently a little dated :-)
> E.g.:
> MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail
> program. The difference is that it creates multiple windows on your
> console (with ncurses). It can also monitor wildcards: if another file
> matching the wildcard has a more recent modification date, it will
> automatically switch to that file. That way you can, for example,
> monitor a complete directory of files. Merging of 2 or even more
> logfiles is possible. It can also use colors while displaying the
> logfiles (through regular expressions), for faster recognition of what
> is important and what not. It can also filter lines (again with regular
> expressions). It has interactive menus for editing given regular
> expressions and deleting and adding windows. One can also have windows
> with the output of shell scripts and other software. When viewing the
> output of external software, MultiTail can mimic the functionality of
> tools like 'watch' and such.

Just updating the package description will not enable those features. 
I'll interpret this as a request to update the whole package. :)

> Oh and what is the official name of the package-ehr-thing in which it is
> included? Portage? And does that have a page to which I can link?

It is called pkgsrc (