How can I see the content of a log file in real time in Linux? Well there are a lot of utilities out there that can help a user to output the content of a file while the file is changing or continuously updating. Some of the most known and heavily used utility to display a file content in real time in Linux is the tail command (manage files effectively).
1. tail Command – Monitor Logs in Real Time
As said, tail command is the most common solution to display a log file in real time. However, the command to display the file has two versions, as illustrated in the below examples.
In the first example the command tail needs the
-f argument to follow the content of a file.
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