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Old 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Append Hostname to tail -F

Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to append the host name and the file name to every line of tail -f output.

Used tail -v to retrieve the file name , is there anyway to append the host name as well ?

Old 07-29-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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Not sure if this is exactly what you asked for, but it might be a step in the right direction. You can use the find command to select the files to be tailed (in my example, *.txt), and use multiple -exec statements to get the desired output:
find . -maxdepth 1 -name '*.txt' -exec echo -e "\n" host=$(uname -n) file={} \; -exec tail {} \;


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