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$Id: README,v 1.28 2004/12/15 08:27:46 arturcz Exp $ $Source: /cvsroot/lwatch/files/README,v $ Log Watcher - tool for log watching and colorize. http://sf.net/projects/lwatch/ Regular expression support is provided by the PCRE library package, which is an open source software, written by Philip Hazel, copyright by the University of Cambridge, England. PCRE library is available at: ftp://ftp.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/software/programming/pcre/ This package uses autotools. You can change all paths and directories running configure with proper options. Path and directories changes should be propagated into documentation and binary. If not, please submit a bug (see BUGS for details). If you want to use CVS snapshot please read README.cvs. Automake 1.8 is not necessary. You may safely ignore messages about the lack of it as long as Makefile.am, acinclude.m4 and configure.ac are not modified. Log Watcher uses getopt_long function. Some unices have it included in libc (specially glibc based ones), some have it in other libraries and some do not have it. If you use one of the two last flavors of unices, please inform me how you compiled/linked lwatch. In most cases (assuming, that you have the required libriaries) ./configure make make install should work. If not, you can set following environment variables: - CPPFLAGS specifies additional directories where headers files are searched - LDFLAGS specifies additional directories where libraries are searched - LIBS specifies additional libraries which lwatch should be linked with If you have includes/libraries in non-standard directories there are two cases. 1) Header files are in /any/directory/include and libraries are in /any/directory/lib In this case just add --with-libFOO=/any/directory to ./configure, for example: ./configure --with-libpcre=/opt 2) Above is not true. Then you should specify proper directories manually with CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS, for example (for example): ./configure CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/include" LDFLAGS="-L/opt/lib" If you have non-standard library which contains (i.e.) getopt_long run: ./configure LIBS="-lgnugetopt" Set also CPPFLAGS and LDFLAGS if needed Default input file is /dev/lwatch. You can change it running: configure --enable-input=/other/file What do you think about adding proper entries into syslog/syslog-ng configuration file during package installation? If you add this piece of software into any distribution as a package do me a favour and, please, send me an email notice about it. You can find my email address in AUTHORS file. ============================================ Flex errors ============================================ If you get an error like: "yparse.l", line 1: unrecognized '%' directive "yparse.l", line 2: bad character: # "yparse.l", line 2: unknown error processing section 1 "yparse.l", line 2: unknown error processing section 1 "yparse.l", line 2: bad character: " "yparse.l", line 2: unknown error processing section 1 "yparse.l", line 2: bad character: . "yparse.l", line 2: unknown error processing section 1 "yparse.l", line 2: bad character: " "yparse.l", line 3: bad character: } that means you have too old flex. Please upgrade before compilation. 2.5.31 works for me. ============================================ OS specific information ============================================ * Cygwin Bartek Tomicki told me that lwatch compiles and runs on cygwin without any problemes. You can contact him at email@example.com * FreeBSD Install libgnugetopt (1.2 works for me) Use `gmake' instead of `make' * OpenBSD Aleksander Piotrowski
maintains an OpenBSD port which is available on http://ports.openbsd.pl/info/sysutils-lwatch.html * Linux on i386 No additional packages required. * Linux on other architectures No experiences. Feedback mostly welcomed.
System log Colorizer prints out some useful information by filtering and colorizing syslog files. It allows you to read a file, a FIFO, or from stdin, and print out only interesting data. The script colorizes each part of a log line (date, host, process, PID, and message), allows processes to have different colors, and can highlight words in a specific color. It can also use a Perl regex for syntax colorization for variable parts of messages. It filters messages (globally or by host) on process name or/and a regex on the message.
loco is a Perl script which gives the messages file (usually /var/log/messages) some color, so the output is easier to read. It uses a Perl module called Term::ANSIColor to produce the colors. The Perl script is very readable and customizable.
colorize.pl is a Perl script to colorize your system, Squid, Apache, oops, xfer, and many other logs with file, version, address, URL, email, user, service, etc. catch routines. HTML output support with "valid" HTML and CSS code is available.
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