Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Or would I have to write my own? What's the best language for building a tool of this kind?

I'm kind of new to linux, but I'm guessing that you could pass the output of a program to a particular script and have it display it in various colours, based on some regular expressions (constructed from some kind of config file perhaps). Or has it been done already...?

share|improve this question

migrated from stackoverflow.com Apr 29 '10 at 16:00

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

add comment

2 Answers

MultiTail has support for colorizing logs according to some (possibly preconfigured) patterns.

Log Tool is another example of such software.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Supercat (spc) works really well. It's in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories and may be in others.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.