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tailtab.vim : View log files getting updated automagically

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created by
Girish Venkatachalam
script type
This is a plugin that lets you view multiple log files or any files of interest that are modified externally. The files are opened in read
only mode.

:TailView /tmp/foo /var/log/bar ...

will open as many new tabs as files and you can update the file from disk using the
<Ctrl-K> keypress in normal mode. Also when you swich tabs using the gt command the file gets updated from disk automatically.

Of course you can use the TAB key to complete file names.

Normal vim usage is not affected in any way. Only files opened with the TailView command are in read only mode and updated from disk
automatically when you enter that tab
install details
Normal instructions. Just drop the script into ~/.vim/plugin directory
and restart vim!

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
tailtab.vim 0.2 2006-10-25 7.0 Girish Venkatachalam Thanks to Bill McCarthy for comments.

Now, the Ctrl-K update hotkey works only for TailView buffers.
tailtab.vim 0.1 2006-10-24 7.0 Girish Venkatachalam Initial upload
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