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multitail(1)		    General Commands Manual		  multitail(1)

NAME
       multitail - watch output	sent to	a file

SYNOPSIS
       multitail [ -E ]	[ -e ] filename

DESCRIPTION
       multitail  opens	 the named file	for reading, and outputs data appended
       to the file as it grows.	 If a new file is put in place of the original
       filename, the original file is closed and the file is reopened.

OPTIONS
       -E     Seek  to	the  end  of file before producing any output from the
	      original file.  This is the default.

       -e     Do not seek to the end of	 file  before  producing  any  output.
	      This will	cause the entire file to be output.

SEE ALSO
       multilog, tail(1)

NOTES
       This  program  is useful	for watching output written to the current log
       file produced by	multitail.

       multitail is very similar to GNU	tail.  An equivalent command would be:

       tail -n -0 --follow=name	FILENAME

RESTRICTIONS
       multitail can't count lines or bytes from the beginning or end  of  the
       file.  If you need these	features, download and install GNU textutils.

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