If you spend a lot of time watching and working with log files on Linux systems, then you’ll love Multitail.

It’s a simple install with yum –

$ sudo yum install multitail

I’ve only just discovered it, and here’s some of the things I really like about it:

  • Forwards/backwards scrolling, great for terminal windows (f/b keys)
  • Search (/ key)
  • Syntax highlighting, including apache, mysql, log4j and other log formats (c, then S for scheme)
  • Press F1 to get more help