View latest apache access log

view `ls -1 access_log.* | tail -n 1`
This command opens the latest, most current rotating apache access log for visual analysis and inspection. Run this command from the apache log directory. For error logs, replace access_log with error_log.

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2009-02-06 18:38:25

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Doesn't work for me. But I don't understand the point of this either. Why not just use: tail -1 access_log or tail -1 access_log | vi - ?
abcde · 488 weeks and 3 days ago
because? usually rotatelogs is used to produce access_log.* and thus there are a lot individual access log files.
IUSR · 488 weeks and 2 days ago
IUSR, his/her command does not do what you think it does.
abcde · 488 weeks and 2 days ago

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