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sunshinekiller 07-09-2009 09:46 AM

nano or vi rebuffer?
 
I am trying to view an error log and want to see it updated without having to close vi or nano and then open the file again, is this even possible? I cant find anything on it via google so maybe some experts on here may know...

Thanks for the help.

Hangdog42 07-09-2009 10:59 AM

You're not using the right tool. Try running tail -f /path/to/errorlog and that should let you see the file updated.


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