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How to live tail Docker logs?

To view docker logs we use the docker logs command.

docker logs <container-id>

We would usually want to view live logs from a file using tail linux command. But this doesn’t work with docker logs. We need send –follow flag to docker logs command to tail logs.

docker logs --follow <container-id>

An example:

docker logs --follow ca5947cbaac1

This would tail the currently logged text in the docker log file.

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