RHL: hard to read when tailing logs, is there a way to slow down the 'tail'?

Hello Experts,

I running this command when monitoring large log files:

tail -f <logfile.log> | grep myKeyword

but, the output is pretty fast.... is there a way to scroll the 'tail' using the space bar or something?

(I know a bit contradictory, I just wanted to ask)

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Try doing something like

watch grep myKeyword logfile.log

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The tail command is fast and simple. But if you want more than just following a file (e.g., scrolling and searching), then less may be the command for you.

$ less /var/log/messages

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Press Shift-F. This will take you to the end of the file, and continuously display new contents. In other words, it behaves just like tail -f.

You can

tail -f <logfile.log> | grep myKeyword | less

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epifanio67Author Commented:
thank you for your help experts...
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