multitail - view multiple logfiles windowed on console

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename multitail_6.4.2-3+b1_amd64.deb
Package name multitail
Package version 6.4.2
Package release 3+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category interface::text-mode role::program scope::utility uitoolkit::ncurses use::viewing utils works-with::logfile
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Rene Engelhard <>
Download size 125.11 KB
Installed size 339.00 KB
multitail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail
The difference is that this program creates multiple windows on
your console (with ncurses). It can also use colors while displaying the
logfiles for faster recognizing which lines are important and which are
It is optimized for terminal-sessions through slow links.


Package Version Architecture Repository
multitail_6.4.2-3+b1_i386.deb 6.4.2 i386 Debian Main
multitail - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.27
libncursesw6 >= 6
libtinfo6 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package multitail_6.4.2-3+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package multitail

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install multitail deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install multitail




2017-05-27 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (6.4.2-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* upload to unstable
2017-02-01 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (6.4.2-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Fix FTCBFS: Let dh_auto_build pass cross compilers (closes: #853883),
patch by Helmut Grohne
* move from dpatch to 3.0 (quilt) (closes: #668643)
2015-09-24 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (6.4.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
- supports squid3 (closes: #789182)
* debian/patches/03_manpage_lowercase.dpatch: lowercase MultiTail in
SYNOPSIS (closes: #703518)
* include /usr/share/dpkg/ (closes: #763687) and add
debian/patches/04_remove_custom_CFLAGS.diff to remove hardcoded -g,
-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 and -O3 and to take dpkgs buildflags instead
* bump debian/compat to 9; dh_clean -k -> dh_prep
2014-02-21 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (6.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2013-11-29 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (6.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- fixes "weird display" of lines containing hard tabs
(closes: #728040)
2013-07-01 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (5.2.13-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2013-04-22 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (5.2.12-2) unstable; urgency=low
* upload to unstable 
2013-04-22 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (5.2.12-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release
2012-01-23 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (5.2.9-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- fixes segfault when searching for printf escape codes
(closes: #653147)
2011-04-15 - Rene Engelhard <>
multitail (5.2.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
- doesn't segfault anymore when trying to scroll back a truncated file
(closes: #621689)

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