I am experimenting with a combination of Vagrant+VirtualBox+JRebel+Eclipse+Tomcat to develop a Java Servlet application. My Tomcat instance runs in a VirtualBox VM, which for Eclipse purposes means it is a remote server. I was able to get hot deploying (JRebel) and debug mode working.

I haven't yet found a good way to get the logs to show up in Eclipse, though. Ideally, I'd like something very similar to the Console view that Eclipse/WTP gives for local Tomcat instances. Some features I like:

  • Lines in stack traces are clickable, taking me right to the source file
  • Easily searchable
  • Highlighting (errors show up in red)
  • Shows up right in my IDE
  • Can be cleared when I'm sick of seeing too much

The first two features (clickable and searchable) are the most important to me. Does anyone know of a plugin or separate app that can accomplish this?

LogViewer appears to be abandoned (and possibly non-functional in current Eclipse versions), and JLV doesn't appear to have clickable source lines.

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NTail might do the job. It hasn't been updated since 2010, but it seems to work on Eclipse Luna.

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    Mar 15, 2016 at 11:09

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