slogger - a simple logger tool

A simple tool to keep your logfiles under control

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.


Example of configuration file for slogger.
Title: example-slogger.slc (0 click)
Caption: Example of configuration file for slogger.
Filename: example-slogger-slc.txt
Size: 834 B
Installation and usage instructions for slogger
Title: README-slogger.txt (0 click)
Caption: Installation and usage instructions for slogger
Filename: readme-slogger.txt
Size: 12 KB
Full source for slogger program
Title: slogger-0.6.tar.gz (0 click)
Caption: Full source for slogger program
Filename: slogger-0-6-tar.gz
Size: 67 KB

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