I would like to watch traffic live (httpd log activity) ,

I currently use tail -f /var/www/access.log It works fine , its live, however just want to convert ip address to hostnames, i dont want to enable it permanently in httpd.conf.

is there a way i can combine tail -f | logresolve access.log > /dev/null ?

Thank you, ENglish not my first language.

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You've got it almost right:

tail -f /var/www/access.log | logresolve

should work for you. (logresolve, at least as far as I could gather from the man page, reads from "standard input" and outputs to "standard output", so the above will just feed access.log into it.

  • well thanks i remember i did something like that 15 years ago . then thought today tht was too simple and wouldnt work. but why does itw ork if logresolve needs additional parameters after the command? i Commented Jun 12, 2021 at 22:04

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