The Missing Bit

Multitail trick


I wrote in a previous post that that multitail was nice to have multiple logs in the same terminal window.

I had a small issue, when one of the process dies, the window for it would be closed by multitail.

I ended up thinking of a little trick.

This will ensure the window will stay open until Ctrl-C is hit.

	multitail \
		-cT ansi  -l \
		"bash -c 'make watch || sleep 1d'" \
		-cT ansi -l \
		"bash -c 'make assets-server || sleep 1d'"

It is well suited to things like webpack, that have a tendency to crash when the configuration is changed or cosmic rays lands on it.

With this, the crash log of webpack or any command will stay visible.

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