It’s very useful, when testing things, to have syslog messages appear in real-time on the screen. This way there is no need to check /var/log/messages all the time.
It’s really simple to set up something like this. You only need to append the following line to your /etc/syslog.conf:
Remember to use tabs instead of spaces. Then save and restart the syslog service:
# service syslog restart
From now on, by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F9 you can watch all the info that goes to syslog in real-time.
A real-time log viewer by George Notaras is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Copyright © 2005 - Some Rights Reserved