How can I view a live log on a Linux server, so that I can see new log entries instantly as they are being added?
Over the Terminal
In the most simple case:
Using a GUI log viewer
If you have GNOME as a graphical environment installed, it comes with a log viewer called
You will find a manual here.
You can also use less if you're interested in that interface rather than tail.
and then press Shift-F to scroll to the bottom. Less will watch for more text.