There are better ways to read log files than scrolling hundreds of lines in a terminal window.
Using standard tools in Linux, logging becomes effective and simple. In addition, the tools are versatile and worthwhile to master.
I considered structuring this post based on the tools, but a lot of good resources with that approach already exist. Instead, I have outlined the article based on three scenarios when reading logs: runtime parsing, post-parsing and post-processing of log files.