Linux: display logs in real time

In this “how” tutorial, I will explain how to display logs in real time saved in a file in SSH

This type of manipulation is useful when you want to see what is happening in real time.

To illustrate this tutorial, I used the access logs of an NGINX server.

Use the tail -f command

From SSH access, use the command tail -f /path/du/fichier.log

tail -f /var/log/nginx/access_log_glpi-prod.log

View logs in real time

This command allows you to see the entries in the file in real time.

Exit visualization

To exit the command, use the key combination CTRL+C.

Example :

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