Ubuntu/Linux log files can be quite long with many entries, but usually you only care about the end. So, how can you quickly view the last few entries in a log file? Use the tail command:


tail /var/log/httpd/error_log

To watch the latest output as it happens, use the -f flag


tail -f /var/log/httpd/error_log

When you are done viewing, use CTRL-c to break out of the “tail -f”

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