Grep live log tailing, tracks file open/close

tail -F some_log_file.log | grep the_thing_i_want
"-F" will continue tailing if file is closed and another file opened with same name. This is handy for tailing log files that segment while watching them without having to issue the command again.

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2018-01-23 23:21:23

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