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.
Log files are a wealth of information, lnav can help highlight the parts that are important and filter out the noise.
Binaries for lnav are available for Mac OS X and Linux. See the Downloads page for other packages.