Questions tagged [logs]

Stream of debugging-information from a program, usually with timestamp and other meta information. Use when you want to analyze, display or otherwise interact with log files / streams.

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Apache Log Viewer alternative for Linux

I am looking for a Linux alternative to the Windows program “Apache Log Viewer”. Here is a screenshot: I have been looking around for a while but most of the things I've stumbled upon were ...
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“Grep” that highlights instead of filter

I was wondering if there is a program in the common unix toolset such as grep that instead of filtering the lines that contain a string, simply outputs the same input but highlighting or coloring the ...
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Infinite Call History on Android

Do you know any app that can keep more than 500 calls in my Android Call Log? I currently use apps that backup my log to csv or xls then load the backup file to my PC when needed. I want something ...
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Tool/App for real-time event documentation

I'm in the planning stage for a small research project where we're trying to establish how distractions affect the workflow in an operating room. The idea is to observe the operation and document ...
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Log viewer with JSON support

I have to refer large logs everyday(>20K lines). Sometimes there are JSONs in the logs. These JSONs are HUGE(>3-5K lines) These impact the readability of the logs - making them very difficult to read....
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Extensible log aggregation compatible with Elasticsearch (like logstash)

Trying to find some alternatives to logstash for log parsing/aggregation. It needs to handle multiple text log file formats. It needs to be extensible (probably with regex) to handle new formats It ...
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Serial port logging

I need a Windows program to log serial port activity. I'll have data arriving in spurts of maybe 1,000 characters, four times per second. This will be going on for roughly 24 hours. I'd love time ...
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Free equivalent for Splunk log manager

What might be a free alternative for Splunk? What I want: easy installation (RPM packages preferred) logs gathering and indexing searching log monitoring and alerting web GUI My log files are ...
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An android app that could send GPS data to a server

I am looking for an android app that could be used to track some smartphones, for research purpose. There are apps such as Family Locator, etc. However, these apps can only show you the visual ...
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Linux-based log analyzer for Windows system logs

I want to turn my Raspberry Pi B+ into a log parsing and analysis server for my home network (currently 6 computers). For the Linux machines, this should not be too difficult with rsyslog and Logwatch ...
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Stop logging to files. But what system to choose?

Logging to files works since the unix epoch 1970. I think it is time for a change. My reasons: rotating files is a pain: Server needs to get reloaded after rotating ... logging structured data ...
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Log all IO activity for a specific program

I'm looking for a way to find out which file a program reads or modifies and save all that to a log file. This is a pretty simple task by itself, but I can't find any apps that do it, surprisingly. ...
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Header-based C++ logging library

I need a software recommendation for a C++ logging library that: is header only (so no need to install separately) is cross-platform (Mac/Linux/Windows) is easy to use can log to file but also output ...
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Looking for opens source log aggregator

I am looking for open source log aggregator. My requirements are very simple: Aggregate logs from multiple machines via SSH Allow free text / regex search. Allow realtime view of logs on a console ...
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Gratis Log visualization tools

First, let me explain what I mean by log visualization tools. I mean something that has a decent GUI that looks semi-impressive (lots of charts/graphs, maybe a pie chart or two). Here's an example ...
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What would be good log parser GUI tool?

Looking for a good GUI log parsing tool which have the following abilities Can read logs from remote server [via network share, ftp or other protocols] Can read logs from imported log files from ...
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How to centralize, store and analyse spread out file logs?

TLDR: Our application generates file logs holding bits of information that we'd like to parse them and store in one place, in order to periodically consult them and compute metrics from them (in real ...
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How can I view an IRC log file with added colors?

I have some log files that are hard to read without coloring: 05-04-2014 19:04:17 < user!~user@something.net: this is what I say 05-04-2014 19:04:18 < anotheruser!~user@something.net: something ...
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Tool to measure system uptime minus locked time from windows logs

Please let me know if you have come across a tool with this capability for Windows 7 1) read system start up and shut down times from the windows event log 2) subtract the time while the system was ...
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C# library for Windows Process Management

It seems there are libraries out there for anything these days! I need to develop a program that will spawn a couple of Windows programs and need to monitor: That they are still alive Any log files ...
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Tool which stores the journal of systemd in a PostgreSQL table

I search a tool which stores the journal (logs) of systemd in a PostgreSQL table. Required features: open source No single log entry should get lost No duplicates should get created. efficient: N ...
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What is a suitable approach to logging in .NET Core?

I've developed a number of libraries and applications targeting the .NET Framework, and in those cases I used the Common.Logging abstraction library within my libraries and adapted it to use Log4Net ...
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VoIP call monitor [closed]

Can anyone recommend me a program to monitor VoIP calls, preferably for Windows. I would like for it to log caller-ID and if possible record the conversation. If you have any suggestions, please ...
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Task manager with logging feature

(This might be answered in the question Advanced Task Manager Application for Win7, but I'm not sure.) Is there some sort of program like the task manager with logging/e-mailing capabilities? Say I ...
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Record the travel distance of the pointer throughout the day on Microsoft Windows

I am looking for a program for Microsoft Window that can record the travel distance of the pointer throughout the day. Ideally, it should be able to distinguish between different inputs ( e.g., mouse ...
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Are any C++ logging libraries safe to use within fork'ed/exec'ed processes?

boost logging explicitly says it is not. easylogging++ looks like it sets up extern'ed static state that might be trouble after a fork. Requirements: log rolling after a certain size, support of ...
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What node library should I use for managing logs?

I am getting a set of logs from one application (in a txt file) and I have to separate, process and then send them one by one to another app. The format of the logs that I'm receiving is like this: ...
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Web Application for logging customers tasks/service

I'm an outsourcing IT and I would like somehow to keep an online logbook for my clients. For example a call would be that the server of the X company is down. I would like after the job is done to ...
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Parser for chrome logs

I'm looking for a script library for parsing Chrome/Chromium logs (one that look like [22656:22656:1219/111826:VERBOSE1:plugin_service_impl.cc(251)] Watching for changes in: /usr/lib64/firefox/plugins)...
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Apache log viewer / analyzer for OS X?

I have a whole bunch of Apache logs that I'd like to idly thumb through. Because each line is so long, however, it's somewhat painful to do through vim - my terminal just isn't long enough. I'd like ...
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Extract data from photos of a physical meter

Looking for a software package that can extract data from a series of photos of a physical meter. Most gauges (e.g. thermometers, barometers, pressure gauges) are inexpensive and provide accurate, ...
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Statistics about most frequent actions in Windows

I would like to optimize my use of Windows by first analyzing what I do most frequently: what programs I open, what shortcuts I use, where I click with the mouse, etc. Is there a software that ...
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Android app for logging screentime sessions

I am searching for an Android app that logs start and end point of each usage, not just the length. I do not need details about the used application, just time and date of when the phone screen was ...
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Sort Heroku logs chronologically

Heroku is a hosting platform whose logs can be accessed via the heroku logs command line: $ heroku logs 2014-07-17T06:24:02.216403+00:00 app[web.1]: Started 2014-07-17T06:24:02.216410+00:00 app[web.1]...
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Program to log which program has the focus on Microsoft Windows

I am looking for a program that can log which program has the focus on Microsoft Windows. The program should run on Microsoft Windows. Any license or price is fine.
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How to view log or text files of remote computer in browser?

I have a remote Linux server on which some java applications are running and they are generating some log files. I don't want to give my users direct access to the server and files. So is there any ...
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Where can I find a complete/non-biased comparison of available C++ logging libraries?

I'm currently using a log4j-derived logging library for C++, and I've seen some new libraries that seems to be written in a more modern C++ (C++11 or beyond). I wonder if there is some good and non-...
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Effective ways to store text events

I have a system with millions of active clients sending logs to my backend. My current log management system uses Kafka-HDFS-Drill infrastructure, but i'm experiencing large troubles with Drill-HDFS ...
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Looking for a OSX alternative for baretail

On Windows, to view log files, I use BareTailPro. It's feature rich and I like the fact it provides: real-time update filtering coloring multiple files open in tabs indications of which tabs have ...
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How to monitor file/folder changes made while offline?

We are 4 friends, working on a project. Everyone works separately on a computer (Windows), and all the files are stored in a shared network drive in one of the PCs. We want to monitor the changes ...
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Android app to record the path and speed while driving

I am looking for an Android application that can record the path, as well as the speed at each point of the path when I drive. For example, the Android app RunKeeper can do it for jogging: Any ...
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Business level loging solution

We are looking for a business level logging solution that has some of the features of both logging to a database and regular log files. 1) Regular log files are only readable by developers. Customers ...
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FTP and SFTP speed testing

I am looking for a program that can test the connection speed (upload and download) between my computer and an FTP or SFTP server. The program should have as many following features as possible (...
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An usable call log for Android

The stock Google phone app has many features but, for some obscure reason, has not a detailed call log. It shows the date of the call, but not the time. Which dialer app with an actually usable call ...
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Web service for simple data logging and viewing

I have an app with a limited number of users that registers a couple of different buttons being pushed. I want to log these actions online and provide a simple webinterface with a summary over the ...
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Cross-platform Java/Kotlin logging library

Meta-note: I can't add the Kotlin tag since I have less than 300 rep on this site, and it doesn't exist yet I'm working on a cross-platform project written in Java and Kotlin, and I need some decent ...
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Software to track all kind of activity

Currently I use ManicTime. It tracks what software, document I'm currently using. Is there a software to track all kind of activities? And it should be lot more intelligent. Examples: I'm ...
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CPU usage logger for process (Windows)

I am looking for a (preferably free) logger application for Windows which logs the CPU usage of the process & also total CPU. Functionality I am looking for: • Logs total CPU every second • ...
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Log file monitoring tool

We are searching for a tool that can parse log files and checks if a certain pattern is matched, e.g. "ERROR" or "FATAL" is contained in a line of a log file. can check if a logfile is present or ...
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Traffic logging similar to Statcounter

Is there an open source server software that enables web-analytics like that of statcounter.com where I can host my own logs, and insert Javascript into the html of say a Tumblr blog to enable traffic ...