Look at logs startring at EOF

less +F <file>

By: bakhru
2015-05-30 19:32:27

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  • 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. Show Sample Output

    view + LOGFILE
    pooderbill · 2015-04-21 11:23:01 3
  • In cases when the user is following a log file that rotates then it is advisable to use the -F option as it keeps following the log even when it is recreated, renamed, or removed as part of log rotation. To interrupt tail while it is monitoring, break-in with Ctrl+C.

    tail -f <file>
    adrruiz · 2015-06-01 16:55:00 6

What Others Think

Not a tip or trick. Definitely not "fu"
snegtul · 347 weeks and 2 days ago
While I usually use "tail -[fF] " this is useful for enabling less functionality like searching the file for content. To search for using "less +F " press interrupt (usually control+C) once and then you are able to perform "less" function such as "?". To resume following new content, press a capital "F" by itself.
rjamestaylor · 346 weeks and 6 days ago
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Killersmile · 43 weeks and 1 day ago

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