Use tail -f effectively by omiting unwanted lines containing particular pattern of words using grep -v.

tail -f test | grep -v "bea"
This will be useful when checking for logs and have to omit specific weblogic or apache server's log information which are redundant and unnecessary.
Sample Output
[surya@suryalinux work]$ tail -f test | grep -v "bea"


2016-10-28 21:05:42

What Others Think

@DamianRath on twitter pointed out that using -F instead of -f keeps tail working even after a log file rotates.
root · 176 weeks and 4 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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