Tail

1.1.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Tail is a small application for following changes in log files.

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Tail is a small application for following changes in log files. I'd like to see what people think of it, so please shoot me an email or leave a comment if you like it or hate it or if you have a question, comment, or suggestion.

Here are some key features of "Tail":

Graphical interface makes monitoring files extremely simple
Monitor many files using tabs
Can show multiple tabs at once
Changed files show up with a flag and a noise
Optionally mute sounds
Optionally scan file changes and only flag on given keywords
Variable number of lines to monitor
Easily pause and resume monitoring
Automatically saves your keyword, mute, and number of lines preferences
Automatically re-opens files that were being monitored when Tail was closed

Usage:

Open a file for monitoring by using the open button on the toolbar. Each new file will get its own tab, and you can have as many tabs open as you want. If you put text into the flag pattern box, only lines containing one or more of the entered strings (comma separated) will flag the tab and play a noise if sounds are on. If you leave this field blank, Tail will behave this way for every new log entry.

Requirements:

Python

What's New in This Release:

added some code to make sure text area scrolls to the bottom every time - when tailing more lines than the window could show it wasn't scrolling down. Thanks to Darren Foo for the bug report.
added some unicode support. Not my forte, but it works with my unicode test file
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Last updated on August 19th, 2008
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