How to view log output using docker-compose run?

Better Stack Team
Updated on November 16, 2022

You can start Docker compose in detached mode and attach yourself to the logs of all containers later. If you're done watching logs you can detach yourself from the logs output without shutting down your services.

  1. To start all services in detached mode, run the following command:
docker-compose up -d
  1. To attach yourself to the log output of the running services, run the following command:
docker-compose logs -f -t

-f option is used to follow the output and -t option display timestamps

  1. To detach from the log output, press Ctrl + Z to Ctr + C.

If you are interested in the logs of a single docker container, you can use the following command:

docker logs -t -f <name-of-service>
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