misc/mtail - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Small tail workalike that performs output coloring

mtail is a small tail workalike that performs output coloring using ansi
escape sequences (although the sequences are overridable, so you could cause
it to output something else, e.g. html font tags, if you really wanted to).
mtail is written in python, is fairly small, and should be relatively

It has a config file that can contain an arbitrary number of entries, each
of which has a series of regular expressions to indicate which files to color
according to which entry. for each entry, the config file specifies a coloring
scheme using regular expressions and, optionally, filters to apply to each
line before coloring (for example, to strip out extra info, etc.). the config
file also may override the predefined colors and the escape sequences (or
whatever) actually used to perform the coloring.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/mktools pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies

lang/python311 lang/python311

Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64ebmtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfmtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfmtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 10.0_BETAx86_64mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpcmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphamtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfmtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfmtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0m68kmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0mips64ebmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sh3elmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparcmtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb8.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64mtail-1.1.1nb7.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options


Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.