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Please, suggest native (from standard repositories) Ubuntu utility, similar to topless from ports in FreeBSD.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I've never used topless, but I often use watch on Linux.

Here's a good article on how to use it.

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Thank you, Kamil, this is it. Sorry, can't vote up your answer yet. – mcmlxxxiii Feb 18 '11 at 16:17

MultiTail can watch the output of programs and scripts as well as follow files (like tail -f).

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