I've seen other people use this feature before but can anyone tell me how (from ssh terminal) I can open a .txt or .log file and watch it get updated live, for example if another application edits it then i won't have to do anything and it will just update on my terminal window?



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while [ 1 ]
    cat $1; sleep 1; clear

i swear there is a one word command for this...

not snip, not concat but something similar...

tail has a flag that keeps the file open and updates stdout whenever the file is changed. Do something like

$ tail -f [I]/var/log/my-log[/I]

Cool. I thought tail just displayed the end of a file...

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