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View latest apache access log

Terminal - View latest apache access log
view `ls -1 access_log.* | tail -n 1`
2009-02-06 18:38:25
User: jimjmarion
Functions: tail
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View latest apache access log

This command opens the latest, most current rotating apache access log for visual analysis and inspection. Run this command from the apache log directory. For error logs, replace access_log with error_log.

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Doesn't work for me. But I don't understand the point of this either. Why not just use:

tail -1 access_log

or

tail -1 access_log | vi -

?

Comment by abcde 342 weeks ago

because? usually rotatelogs is used to produce access_log.* and thus there are a lot individual access log files.

Comment by IUSR 341 weeks and 6 days ago

IUSR, his/her command does not do what you think it does.

Comment by abcde 341 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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