Live/real-time text-file updates in terminal


 
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Live/real-time text-file updates in terminal

I want to have a terminal open and have something like a "repeating cat" command running in it for a certain text file (in particular /var/log/system.log). So my terminal will scan or cat the text file every so often or whenever the text file system.log gets written to by the system, it will display whatever it wrote to the file in my terminal that is open.
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Try:
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tail -f /var/log/system.log

 

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