Stackato 2.10.4 'tail -f' doesn't work when stackato ssh'd into a container

Posted by lorned on 2013-05-10 13:23
OS: All / Any | Product: Stackato | tags: 2.10.4 container lxc stackato tail
Question: 

Why doesn't 'tail -f ' do anything when I'm stackato ssh'd into a container?

Answer: 

This is unfortunately a technical limitation with Stackato presently. You have two options for accessing this information in the same manner as tail -f. From outside of the container you can run stackato logs --follow. This will give you a feed for stdout.log and stderr.log. If you'd rather run the command on a specific log inside the container you can use 'xtail ' instead, which does the same thing as tail -f and does work inside a container.