How can I observe a logfile continuously?

With the command:

tail -f /path/to/logfile

you will see all lines added to the logfile. To stop this, press [CTRL] + c

Till Brehm

About Till Brehm

Over 20 years experience as Software Developer and Linux System Administrator. Till Brehm is the founder and lead developer of the ISPConfig Hosting Control Panel software (since 2000) and he founded HowtoForge in 2005 as a place to share Linux knowledge with other Linux enthusiasts.

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By: Willem Peeters

Short, but good, thanks!