Tail logs using ‘less’

less +F /var/log/exim_mainlog

Make ‘less’ behave like ‘tail -f’. Using +F will put less in follow mode. This works similar to ‘tail -f’. To stop scrolling, use the interrupt (CTRL+c). Then you’ll get the normal benefits of less (scroll, etc.). Pressing SHIFT-F will resume the ‘tailling’. To quit, use the interrupt (CTRL+c) and then press ‘q’


I am a g33k, Linux blogger, developer, student and Tech Writer for Liquidweb.com/kb. My passion for all things tech drives my hunt for all the coolz. I often need a vacation after I get back from vacation....

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.