real-time log monitoring

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by blinky, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. blinky

    blinky Member

    What would be the easiest solution to monitor something like syslog in real-time?

    I was under the impression that:

    tail -f /var/log/syslog

    would do the trick but that seems to have a finite time span before it simply stops wroking and remains silent.

    Thoughts anyone?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Sounds like your connection was interrupted. Normaly, tail -f goes on and on forever.
     
  3. blinky

    blinky Member

    It turned out something on the server ws "froze" though absolutely no dication in the log what it was.

    A reboot and it's worked just fine every since.

    Tnx.
     

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