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 Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    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.


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