I tweeted about that recently but a tweet is not read by a lot of people so I write a short post here.
Have you ever wondered how to read a log file from the end?
Well, there is
tail -100 logfile.log for instance, but if you haven’t find what you look for you must try with
tail -200 logfile.log and so on (I don’t talk about
tail -f logfile.log here).
No, I you want to read a log file but want to start from the end and search for a specific message, you can try
less +G logfile.log. Life will be much easier then 🙂