5 of the Best Free Linux Logfile Viewers
A server log is a log file which is created and updated by a
server. A common example is an access log generated by Apache (open
server software), which provides a history of web page requests.
However, Apache does not only capture information to that access log.
There is also information captured in its error log
as well as a process id file, script log and a rewrite log.
These log files are everywhere. Applications capture an
enormous amount of information to log files, especially as a server may
generate multiple logs. It is important to review log files to obtain
feedback about the activity and performance
of the server, and to identify hints to solve any problems that may
arise. However, the administrator of the system can suffer from
information overload, and reviewing the log files in an efficient
way can be a very time consuming task.
Here steps in the trusty logfile viewer; a small
utility which filters out extraneous information generated in logfiles,
identifying specific strings in real time. Logfile viewers used in
with logfile analyzers make a powerful combination. We covered some
logfile analyzers in 80
of the Best Linux Security Applications.
To provide an insight into the quality
of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 useful
Linux logfile viewers. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone needing to examine and process logfile data.
Now, let's explore the 5 logfile viewers at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software
in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
logfiles windowed on the console
system log viewer for GNOME
||System log viewer for KDE 4
based program to keep track of logfiles and devices
||Logfile viewer with regexp matching, highlighting
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Last Updated Sunday, April 28 2013 @ 10:28 AM EDT