Sunday, April 5, 2009

VIewing Logs

I used to just view logs by doing "less /var/log/messages". But here is a more efficient way of viewing logs.

To show error on the /var/log/messages
# grep error /var/log/messages OR
# grep error /var/log/messages less

If you wish to view the contents of log in real time
# tail -f /var/log/messages grep error

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