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Excellent Utilities: lnav – the log file navigator

Summary

lnav is an excellent utility for identifying errors and for troubleshooting. It’s a great way to solve issues with your Linux box. The software offers many advantages over traditional text processing methods such as making it easy to search by date.

lnav is a good solution home computers and small servers. However, if you have a large scale-deployment, we recommend you seek a proprietary solution such as LogDNA or Splunk, software which handles big data originating from multiple servers.

Website: lnav.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Timothy Stack and contributors
License: BSD 2-Clause “Simplified” License

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

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary


Complete list of articles in this series:

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tldrSimplified and community-driven man pages
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