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.\" ========================================================================
.\"
.IX Title "MULTITAIL 1"
.TH MULTITAIL 1 "2009-07-18" "perl v5.10.0" "User Contributed Perl Documentation"
.\" For nroff, turn off justification.  Always turn off hyphenation; it makes
.\" way too many mistakes in technical documents.
.if n .ad l
.nh
.SH "NAME"
multitail.pl \- Read multiple log files. The log files can be written round.
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.IX Header "SYNOPSIS"
.Vb 4
\&        multitail.pl [\-a] [\-d delay] [\-p begin|end] [\-t]
\&                [\-o outFile [\-m max] [\-P]
\&                 [[\-n noFiles] | [\-s [\-c compressprog]] ]
\&                ] files...
.Ve
.SH "OPTIONS"
.IX Header "OPTIONS"
.IP "\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-addName\fR" 8
.IX Item "-a, --addName"
.Vb 1
\&    add filename to the output at the beginning of each line
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-delay\fR" 8
.IX Item "-d, --delay"
.Vb 1
\&    delay in sec. between checking the files (default 5 sec)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-p\fR, \fB\-\-position\fR" 8
.IX Item "-p, --position"
.Vb 1
\&    read from begin or end of file (default = begin)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-withTime\fR" 8
.IX Item "-t, --withTime"
.Vb 1
\&    with current time and date in the output
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-out\fR" 8
.IX Item "-o, --out"
.Vb 1
\&    write output to file
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-m\fR, \fB\-\-maxFilelen\fR" 8
.IX Item "-m, --maxFilelen"
.Vb 1
\&    maximal len of file written round (default = 1e6)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-n\fR, \fB\-\-noOldFiles\fR" 8
.IX Item "-n, --noOldFiles"
.Vb 1
\&    number of old files to store
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-P\fR, \fB\-\-withPID\fR" 8
.IX Item "-P, --withPID"
.Vb 1
\&    write pid to log file (default is not)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-H\fR, \fB\-\-withHostname\fR" 8
.IX Item "-H, --withHostname"
.Vb 1
\&    write hostname to log file (default is not)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-maxlines\fR" 8
.IX Item "-l, --maxlines"
.Vb 3
\&    maximal number of lines to read per \-\-delay in one chunk
\&    from a log file (default = 100)
\&    this value multiplied with [\-d] is the number read at once
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-saveLogs\fR" 8
.IX Item "-s, --saveLogs"
.Vb 2
\&    save log files with date and time instead of deleting the
\&    old (with [\-noOldFiles])
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-c\fR, \fB\-\-compressWith\fR" 8
.IX Item "-c, --compressWith"
.Vb 1
\&    compress saved log files (e.g. with \-c \*(Aqgzip \-9\*(Aq)
.Ve
.IP "\fB\-V\fR" 8
.IX Item "-V"
.Vb 1
\&    print version(s)
.Ve
.SH "COPYRIGHT"
.IX Header "COPYRIGHT"
Copyright (c) 2001\-2008 by Heinz-Josef Claes (see \s-1README\s0)
Published under the \s-1GNU\s0 General Public License or any later version