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comment how to beep on tail -f event
Oops, I didn't notice that he only wanted a beep on something rare. Edited to reflect this. The grep would work, but then he wouldn't see the rest of the log, only the rare lines - as I understand it he wants to be able to watch the whole log scrolling past, but be alerted on specific events.