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An interactive tail mode that allows you to filter the tail with unix pipes and highlight the contents of the tailed file. Works locally or on remote files using tramp.
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An interactive tail mode that allows you to filter the tail with unix pipes and highlight the contents of the tailed file. Works locally or on remote files using tramp.

Installation

Install package from http://melpa.milkbox.net/#installing

M-x package-install RET itail RET

Usage

(require 'itail)
M-x itail RET /file/to/tail

Add / remove / toggle filters and highlight tail results using the below mode bindings.

You can customize a few useful things by

M-x customize RET

and search for itail

Mode Keys

key        binding
---        -------
C-c -      itail-remove-last-filter
C-c c      itail-clear
C-c f      itail-toggle-filter
C-c g      itail-add-grep
C-c h      itail-highlight
C-c r      itail-remove-all-filters
C-c s      itail-show-filters
C-c u      itail-unhighlight
C-c C-k    itail-reload
C-c C-c    itail-kill
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