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Old 12-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
prac
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display only new lines from log to stdout


Hi there.

There is a log file which keeps on getting appended continuously.
Is there any shortcut way to see which are the new lines that have been appended to it.

Is it possible that i attach stdout to this file such that whenever a new line is added to this log file it will be sent to stdout also.??
 
Old 12-17-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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tail -f /var/log/syslog

will give you a realtime scrolling display of the system log. You can substitute any log file, or even any text file in place of syslog.
 
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