Look at logs startring at EOF

view + LOGFILE
view is the command: vi -r which opens a file in read-only mode. The + character jumps to the bottom of the logfile where the most relevant information starts. Other aliases can be created for commonly viewed logfiles.
Sample Output
# alias vilog='view +'   ## usage: vilog /var/adm/somelogfile
# alias vimsg='view + /var/log/messages'           ## Linux
# alias visys='view + /var/adm/syslog'             ## Solaris
# alias visys='view + /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log'  ## HP-UX

2015-04-21 11:23:01

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What Others Think

how about tail?
Tks2k4 · 343 weeks and 6 days ago
You're missing the point of the command. The command is meant to start at the bottom of the file and follow as it continues to be written to. By using the view command, you're viewing the file up to the moment that you opened it for viewing. Static view.
tlemerond · 326 weeks ago
took me time to read the forum but its actually great. People should know about this more.bathroom cabinets
Killersmile · 34 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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