sponsor Vim development Vim logo Vim Book Ad

Tail Bundle : Yet another tail -f plugin

 script karma  Rating 66/38, Downloaded by 8024  Comments, bugs, improvements  Vim wiki

created by
Martin Krischik
script type
This Tail plug-in combines the ideas from vimscript#1374 and vimscript#1692 into one plugin offereing both preview and tabed tail functionality. I also added shortcut mapping to "set wrap" and "set number" - which both can be useful when observing log files.

Last not least I use the new Vim 7.0 autoload feature so this script should load faster and use less memory then there vimscript#1374 and vimscript#1692.

All in all: The best tail plugin you can get. If you still have ideas to improve visit our Google-Code page: http://code.google.com/p/vim-scripts/wiki/TailBundle

Reports errors to: http://code.google.com/p/vim-scripts/issues/list
Discuss improvements on: http://groups.google.com/group/vim_scripts
install details
Use VimBall to install.

rate this script Life Changing Helpful Unfulfilling 
script versions (upload new version)

Click on the package to download.

package script version date Vim version user release notes
tail-3.0.vba 3.0 2007-09-17 6.0 Martin Krischik New features: Startup script:

You can now open one or more files for (tabbed) tailing using vim-tail.zsh
which is provided in the macros directory. vim-tail.zsh will use a single
gvim server and :TabTail to open the files.
tail-2.2.vba 2.2 2007-01-01 7.0 Martin Krischik Another bug slipped in and needed fixing.

Of course the "checktime" problem under windows is not yet fixed.
tail-2.1.vba 2.1 2006-12-31 7.0 Martin Krischik Some bug fixes. Vimball has been checked and should work Ok now.

However, in windows "checktime" does not work and the "pedit!" workaround is problematic when used with tabs and therefore has been commented out. As it is Windows users need to manually reload - or uncomment the "pedit!" workaround and not use tabs.
tail-2.0.0.tar.bz2 2.0 2006-12-17 7.0 Martin Krischik Upload a tar.bz2 version for those who have problems with VimBall.
tail-2.0.vba 2.0 2006-11-18 7.0 Martin Krischik Initial upload
ip used for rating:

If you have questions or remarks about this site, visit the vimonline development pages. Please use this site responsibly.
Questions about Vim should go to the maillist. Help Bram help Uganda.