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The missing tail command for Laravel 5

Last week Laravel 5 was released. Unfortunately that handy command for tailing the logs that you know and love from Laravel 4 was not included.

The laravel-tail package brings it back. You can install it via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-tail

After that you’ll have to register the service provider:

// config/app.php

'providers' => [

After that’s done you can tail your local log with

php artisan tail

The remote log can be tailed with

php artisan tail production

Happy tailing!

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.