colorize and continuously tail two files

tail -f to.log | colorize.pl +l10:".*" &
(follow with next command) tail -f from.log | colorize.pl +l20:".*" & Use with http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/10031/intercept-monitor-and-manipulate-a-tcp-connection. - can use to view output of tees that send traffic to files - output will be interwoven with red for sent traffic and green for received. get colorize.pl from http://www.flinkmann.de/71-1-Colorizepl.html

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By: peter4512
2012-01-20 21:46:47

What Others Think

colorize.pl?
Fudo · 382 weeks and 6 days ago
where do you get colorize.pl?
The_IceMan_Blog · 382 weeks and 3 days ago
Guessing the downvotes were because you couldn't find the perl script. I added to the description--it's the second google result. This really should work if your terminal supports standard color codes--& runs the tail in the background, but it still spits output out to the terminal. The argument to colorize is a regex that matches everything. You can change the colors by replacing l10 with something else (per http://www.flinkmann.de/71-1-Colorizepl.html).
peter4512 · 377 weeks and 2 days ago

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