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Old 01-03-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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howto read file in real time


Hi

I have a log file that I would like to examine during some changes under process that writes to this log.
Is there some way to open this file and read in real time changes written to it ?

Thx for help.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 04:00 AM   #2
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Hi,

try
Code:
tail -f logfile
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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Hello,

Open a terminal and type the following:
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tail -f <logfilename>
That will open your logfile in 'follow' mode. If you now open another terminal and execute your command(s) you can monitor in realtime what gets written to the log. Is that what you mean? Hope it helps.

Kind regards,

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Old 01-03-2011, 04:01 AM   #4
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The tail-command should be exactly what you are looking for.
Try
Code:
tail -f /path/to/your/logfile
More info is as always available in the manpage:
Code:
man tail
 
Old 01-03-2011, 04:06 AM   #5
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Yep. Exactly what I was looking for.
Thx very much.

Best regards and wishes in new year.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 04:16 AM   #6
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Hello,

Glad you got your answer. If you consider your question/problem solved then please mark it as such using the Thread Tools.

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