lwatch is a log parser/analyzer written in C with the PCRE library. It is small and efficient. You are able to define your own colors using regexp patterns. The biggest advantage compared to other tools written in Perl is its speed.
|Tags||Internet Log Analysis Monitoring Systems Administration Utilities|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux BSD FreeBSD OpenBSD|
Release Notes: lwatch is now GNU/Hurd compatible. It logs the internal state via syslog, and can be run as a daemon.
Release Notes: Minor enhancements and bugfixes were made. Some more details were added in the user manuals. The autotools stuff was updated.
Release Notes: This release contains a fix for an uninitialized variable bug which could happen for some user configurations. Users are strongly recommended to upgrade from any previous versions.
Release Notes: A user's manual for the lwatch program was written, and the lwatch.conf configuration file was implemented. The build documentation is up to date now. Please note that input_fifo is obsolete now. You should use input_file instead.
Release Notes: New and changed runtime options (warning: -o meaning differs from previous version) and changes to options for configuration file were made. lwatch tries to reopen FIFO if the writer closes it (i.e., syslog has been restared), bright colors are available, and the FreeBSD port works.