Truncating binary data in log files ?

Is there a way to get columns that contain binary data to be truncated
or skipped in the log files? Doing a tail -f on the logs has several
pages of worthless data that I don't need to see, but trying to find the
select statement that I do need to see is nearly impossible.

If there isn't an option to not display the column, where would be a
good place to make a feature request?


Dunno, but meanwhile you could cat the log file and pipe it through grep (cat "logfile" | grep) . I know it won't be as convenient as tail with the -f option but at least it will find you the bits you need to see..