in the city
less is more
Use less to view your logs.
What? it looks ugly? with weird escape characters and such…?
less -r log/development.log
Why? Well if you have a large log file then it could take a while to load it into an editor and ‘less’ is smarter than that… Search using normal vi commands: / and ?
Move around in the file using SPACE, j,k,l,; or the arrow keys. g gets you to the top of the file and G gets you to the bottom.
h is help and as always RTFM, man less