I’ve been looking at the Apache log files on a web server this morning. There are many virtual hosts on the machine and the log rotation scripts have created many numbered backup files of the logs. To make the directory listing more readable, I have been using the following one-liner:
ls -l /var/log/apache2 | grep -Ev -e '[[:digit:]]+(\.gz)?$'
This will only display the current log files, assuming that
/var/log/apache2 is the directory in which you store your Apache logs and that you do not store any other files there.
I hope it helps.