in case you avoid to output NIS log to file,
i.e. by going to logalpha.properties in the package/nis dir
and setting logging only to console
handlers = java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler
then you have to read log by rsyslog files, possibly loosing colors.
Here is a raugh command that looks like to work for 033 011 escapes…
sudo tail -f /var/log/daemon.log |sed -u ‘s/#033/\o033/g’|sed -u ‘s/#011/\o011/g’