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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.