NEW:!!! Version 0.6 released 26 Mar 2003
SLogger is a simple tool too keep your logfiles under control. Yes, another one. I checked a lot of wonderful software around, but everything was too much complex for me. So I wrote this one.
- is just a tool that prints out new contents from specified files;
- it uses a simple configuration file;
- it uses your terminal ansi colors in printout;
- it may emphasize messages by mean of regular expressions;
- it will survive to logfiles rename/remove/hog nicely;
- it works on consoles;
- it is little and fast.
- it doesn’t do any permission check;
- it doesn’t have any graphic interface;
- it doesn’t work with anything different from a plain file;
- it doesn’t call, mail, sing, prepare coffee or anything like this.
The basic idea is to maintain the old U*ix principle: a tool that do just one thing, usable together with others tool to give you high flexibility without the need of high complexity.
There is, and never will be (unfortunately, I have no much time on my hands) a lot of documentation. Installation and instructions are in the plain text file README.txt. If you want to have a look at a configuration file before downloading it, here is a simple one.
SLogger has been written on a Linux workstation and tested just there, but I think it should compile on almost every U*ix decently recent.
If you are interested, download it; the tarball contains a couple of executable for linux RedHat 7.3.