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From "Jeff Linwood" <j...@greenninja.com>
Subject Re: GUI tool for viewing log files?
Date Mon, 21 Jan 2002 20:18:11 GMT

I know this probably isn't what you're looking for, but you could use the
JDBCAppender (I prefer Kevin Steppe's) to log to a database, and then use
your existing database tools to filter and query - for instance MS Access or
the equivalent for KDE/Linux.

But if this is an existing log4j log, maybe you could try importing your
text log file into a spreadsheet - you can have it break up your text file
into delimited columns based on  spaces or tabs.  I just tried this with my
log4j log and Excel, and it worked out ok. I don't really know much about
sorting and filtering with Excel, except for you can do it :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "yugen" <yugen@alum.mit.edu>
To: <log4j-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 1:13 PM
Subject: GUI tool for viewing log files?

> Hi, I'm looking for a tool to view an existing log4j log
> file (as opposed to displaying the log data in real-time).
> Specifically, I'd like to review a security audit log and
> be able to filter for specific kinds of log entries (failed
> login, privilege changes, etc.).
> I guess I could write a small app to read in my log file
> line-by-line, and then send each entry to a listening
> socket appender where it could be displayed by a tool like
> Lumbermill ( http://traxel.com/lumbermill ).
> I saw a similar post in the archives ( http://www.mail-
> archive.com/log4j-user%40jakarta.apache.org/msg03427.html )
> but didn't see a response.
> Any help is appreciated.
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