Docker Logs – How to Use Options, Tail and Grep to Debug Effectively


When developing applications based on Docker, being able to find specific information in the logs and save this data to file can speed up the troubleshooting and debugging process. Here are some tips on using log options, tail and grep to find what you are looking for in docker containers’ log data.

  • Displaying all logs
  • Target and follow specific containers
  • Slice and search logs using tail and grep
  • Logs by time
  • Combining commands
  • Writing logs to file