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Alerttail monitors a given file and executes a list of actions when a user-defined text pattern has been written to the file. For example, the user can pop up a GTK notification window when a certain message is written to a log file. Actions can be alerttail-built-in actions (GTK notify action, geoipLocalization action, or filtering text action) or a custom user defined shell command action.


Install Guide at


Download version 0.1.1 (stable)
released on 2 April 2007

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 co -P altertail



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterTed Teah3 April 2007

Leaders and contributors

Kim di Centa Le Van Kim Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 April 2007.


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