How to tailwatch a log file or tail an error log file in SSH

There are times when downloading an entire web server or other log files just is not feasible. Either it is too large, or by the time you download and open it in a text editor, you need the information contained in the log refreshed all over again.

Tailwatch is a service that most Linux servers have installed by default.

You can type the following into your shell:

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Where the -f causes the display to refresh for you as information changes.

That way you cam more easily test something on the web server side and see the resulting error if it occurs.

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