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An advanced log file viewer for the small-scale

Watch and analyze your log files from a terminal.

No server.  No setup.  Still featureful.


In Your Terminal

Many logging tools, like Splunk, provide great features but are optimized for large-scale deployments.  They require installing and configuring servers before they can be effectively used.  There is still a need for a robust log file analyzer for the terminal.

Easy to Use

Just point lnav to a directory and it will take care of the rest.  File formats are automatically detected and compressed files are unpacked on the fly.

Improved Presentation

Log files are a wealth of information, lnav can help highlight the parts that are important and filter out the noise.


 

It's Free!

Binaries for lnav are available for Mac OS X and Linux.  See the Downloads page for other packages.