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Friday, October 14, 2011

Apache Chainsaw and log4j log file monitor

I started using Apache Chainsaw and its really cool !! ..
You just need 10 mins to make a setup and you are ready to watch your log files ..

Try the latest developer snapshot of Chainsaw, available here: http://people.apache.org/~sdeboy

There is a tutorial available from the help menu which describes basic functionality. Any events displayed in a table (even when filters are applied) can be saved off in xml format via the file-save menu. The tutorial describes the expression syntax you use to filter, colorize or search for events. By the way, the 'marker' column is editable (and any notes entered are saved off when you save the events).

Right-click in the table and go through the menus to discover more of what Chainsaw can do (or read the release notes available from the help menu).

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