Easily tail the application log

3.3.0 2019-09-04 09:56 UTC


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This package offers an Artisan command to tail the application log. It supports daily and single logs on your local machine.

Spatie is a webdesign agency in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.


You can install the package via composer:

composer require spatie/laravel-tail

You're done. Run php artisan tail to tail your log.


To tail the log you can use this command:

php artisan tail

You can start the output with displaying the last lines in the log by using the lines-option.

php artisan tail --lines=50

To filter out stack traces from the output, you can use the hide-stack-traces-option.

php artisan tail --hide-stack-traces

It's also possible to fully clear the output buffer after each log item. This can be useful if you're only interested in the last log entry when debugging.

php artisan tail --clear


Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


You're free to use this package, but if it makes it to your production environment we highly appreciate you sending us a postcard from your hometown, mentioning which of our package(s) you are using.

Our address is: Spatie, Samberstraat 69D, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

We publish all received postcards on our company website.


This package was created because the awesome tail command present in Laravel 4 was dropped in Laravel 5. The tail command from this package is equivalent to Laravel's old one minus the remote tailing features.

Support us

Spatie is a webdesign agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

Does your business depend on our contributions? Reach out and support us on Patreon. All pledges will be dedicated to allocating workforce on maintenance and new awesome stuff.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.