pdptail

Updated: 10/09/04

Download this program (a perl script, uses the Curses module): pdptail.

Usage: pdptail logfile...

Displays log file(s) from the pdp++ software (or any other columnar data) with the header information always at the top, and with two 'panes' of data, the left side always showing the process counter variables, and the right showing stat results, etc, which can be scrolled interactively to display very large amounts of data.

In tail mode (default) it will automatically follow the file as new lines are entered, but this can be toggled for viewing other parts of the file.

Key(s) Function
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spc,n page down
p page up
r,f scroll right-hand panel to the right
l,b scroll right-hand panel to the left
w widen the left-hand panel of columns
s shrink the left-hand panel of columns
t toggle tail-mode (auto updating as file grows) on/off
a jump to top
e jump to end
v rotate down through the list of files (if not all displayed)
u rotate up through the list of files (if not all displayed)
d toggle display of file names
q quit