KSystemLog – system log viewer tool

KSystemLog is a system log viewer tool for KDE 4.

KSystemLog helps users understand what their machine does in the background. This package aims to simplify the reading of system log files, and is developed for beginners who do not know how to find information about their system or where the log files are located in their computer. KSystemLog also provides features to easily sort and filter log lines.

However, the software is useful for advanced users who want to quickly see problems occurring on their server. KSystemLog tries to provide some advanced features to allow sorting and reading logs from specific programs.

This package is part of the KDE 4 administration module.

Features include:

  • Show all logs of your system, grouped by General (Default system log, Authentication, Kernel, X.org…), and optional Services (Apache, Cups,…).
  • Shows up to 30,000 entries.
  • Colorize log lines depending on their severity.
  • Tabbed view to display several logs at the same time.
  • Auto-display of newly logged lines in bold.
  • Fast parsing and reading (more than 10000 lines each 5 seconds).
  • Detailed information for each log lines.
  • Quick filter.
  • Able to send a log message manually to the system.
  • Save, copy to clipboard and printing.
  • Adding a log entry manually.
  • Support for multiple date formats.
  • Parse the following log files:
    • System logs.
    • X.org logs.
    • Kernel logs.
    • Authentication logs.
    • Acpid logs.
    • Cups logs.
    • Postfix logs.
    • Apache logs.
    • Samba logs.
    • Daemons logs.
    • Cron logs.
    • XSessions logs.

Website: www.kde.org/applications/system/ksystemlog
Support: Handbook
Developer: Nicolas Ternisien
License: GNU GPL v2


KSystemLog is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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