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Grep syslog today last hour

Terminal - Grep syslog today last hour
grep -i "$(date +%b\ %d\ %H)" syslog
2010-05-23 16:18:15
User: rubenmoran
Functions: grep
Grep syslog today last hour

Uses date to grep de logfile for today and uses it to get the last hour logs. Can be used to get last minute logs or today's logs.


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More backtick evil. $() is the path to true enlightenment:

grep -i "$(date +%b" "%d" "%H)" syslog
Comment by atoponce 287 weeks and 4 days ago

I don't like that weird use of quotes.


grep -i "`date '+%b %d %H'`" syslog

Works fine

Comment by matthewbauer 287 weeks and 4 days ago


Comment by rubenmoran 287 weeks and 4 days ago

Uh, this doesn't work of course. Consider the case where it's just hit 11:00:01. This will only grep the last second worth of logs.

Comment by skrewler 233 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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