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monitor start

monitor start—Begin monitoring a file on the local device. When a file is monitored, any logging information is displayed on the console as it is added to the file.

Command Syntax

monitor start filename

Options

Filename To Monitor
filename
Name of the file to monitor.

Output Fields

The output fields are self-explanatory.

Example Output

Start and stop monitoring a file, and view the files that are being monitored:

vEdge# monitor start /var/log/vsyslog
vEdge# show jobs
JOB COMMAND
1   monitor start /var/log/vsyslog
vEdge# log:local7.notice: Dec 16 14:55:26 vsmart SYSMGR[219]: %Viptela-vsmart-SYSMGR-5-NTCE-200025: System clock set to Wed Dec 16 14:55:26 2015  (timezone 'America/Los_Angeles') 
log:local7.notice: Dec 16 14:55:27 vsmart SYSMGR[219]: %Viptela-vsmart-SYSMGR-5-NTCE-200025: System clock set to Wed Dec 16 14:55:27 2015  (timezone 'America/Los_Angeles') 

vEdge# monitor stop /var/log/vsyslog
vEdge#

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 15.4.

Additional Information

job stop
monitor stop
show jobs

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