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CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide by Tim Juravich

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Time for action : Examine CouchDB's log

Since we all installed CouchDB the same way with Homebrew, we can be sure that our CouchDB logs all live in the same location. With that in mind, let's look at our CouchDB log.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Retrieve the last few lines of the log by running the following command:
    tail /usr/local/var/log/couchdb/couch.log
    
    
  3. Terminal will return something similar to the following:
    [Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:04:56 GMT] [info] [<0.879.0>] 127.0.0.1 - - 'GET' /_uuids?count=1 200
    [Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:04:56 GMT] [info] [<0.879.0>] 127.0.0.1 - - 'PUT' /_users/org.couchdb.user:johndoe 409
    
    

What just happened?

We used a tail command to return the last few lines of the CouchDB log.

The first record you'll notice is /uuids?count=1, which is us ...

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