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It sounds stupid, but I have issues to read my log files because my VNC window is too small. I cannot resize it, and the only way is to move the cursor or download the file and read it with a local editor I guess.

I'm using JollysFastVNC and it is an apache log file. Any tip to improve my daily debugging?

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I don't quite get what the problem is? What are the issues exactly? Why are you having issues reading it? – BloodPhilia Sep 23 '10 at 7:46
Have you tried a different VNC viewer? UltraVNC for example is able to resize tzhe window properly – Diskilla Sep 23 '10 at 7:47
@Diskilla: UltraVNC is not working on mac, right ? – Patrick Sep 23 '10 at 9:06
@BlodPhilia: I have issues because I can only move the cursor to right to read the end of the lines, I wish I could have a bigger window, but if I resize my window I only zoom the content and I cannot see nothing more. – Patrick Sep 23 '10 at 9:06
I honestly don´t know if there is a Mac version of UltraVNC. You didn´t mention your OS anywhere. – Diskilla Sep 23 '10 at 11:43
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Why not configure your webserver to map a url to your log file, then you can use a browser to browse it.

Edit your apache configuration file (depends on the operating system, and how it is setup as to where this is), and add something like:

Alias /logs /var/log/apache2

Then http://myserver/logs/access_log will display the log file. Note that the log file name might be different - again it is defined in the apache configuration file, look for the CustomLog line.

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ok cool. How can I do that with Apache ?? – Patrick Sep 23 '10 at 9:08

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