The ztail package

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An even more improved version of xtail/tail -f, including inotify support, full regex-based filtering, substitution, and colorization.

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Versions 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.2
Dependencies array (==0.5.*), base (>=4.8 && <5), bytestring (==0.10.*), filepath (==1.4.*), hinotify (>=0.3.6 && <0.4), process (>=1.2 && <1.7), regex-posix (==0.*), time (>=1.5 && <1.9), unix (==2.7.*), unordered-containers (==0.2.*) [details]
License BSD3
Author Dylan Simon
Category System, Console
Source repo head: darcs get
Uploaded Sat Apr 2 23:38:31 UTC 2016 by DylanSimon
Updated Sun Nov 26 04:24:10 UTC 2017 by DylanSimon to revision 3   [What is this?]
Distributions LTSHaskell:1.2, NixOS:1.2, Stackage:1.2, openSUSE:1.2
Executables ztail
Downloads 2158 total (30 in the last 30 days)
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Readme for ztail-1.2

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An even more improved version of xtail/tail -f.

 - ghc
 - hinotify (

  ztail -I -r300 \
	-c bright,red /var/log/kernel \
	-c yellow /var/log/daemon \
	-a -c blue -t '%b %d %H:%M:%S' -h '\@ ' /var/log/Xorg.0.log

  configuration file (currently the command line can get unwieldy)

Suggestions, improvements, patches, complaints welcome.