Tail multiple files

One of those niggling sysadmin problems just found a solution. XTail is a neat tool for watching multiple files for changes. (You need Perl.)

One bug showed up quickly in my initial testing: if the files don't exist when you start running it, it doesn't pick them when they're created. Incredibly useful nonetheless.

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About Matt

I’m a technology nerd, husband and father of four, living in beautiful Sydney, Australia.

My passion is building software products that make the world a better place. For the last 15 years, I’ve led product teams at Atlassian to create collaboration tools.

I'm also a startup advisor and investor, with an interest in advancing the Australian space industry. You can read more about my work on my LinkedIn profile.

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