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How to Interrogate Log Files

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How to Interrogate Log Files

I am looking for advice from the Windchill expert community on how you interrogate log files. For instance, I would like to take a log file, search for the string 'error ' in the content, and then eliminate lines which contain a pattern for unimportant strings. This should parse the log so that it only contains the lines of information which may contain notable errors. I currently only have Windows 7 text editors in my toolbox.

I am looking for the following type of advice.

1 - What is your method for interrogating logs to find relevant 'errors'?

2 - Is it possible to create macros in Microsoft word to filter out unimportant lines?

3 - Are there other text editors I should be considering which might make the task of interrogating logs easier (preferably free)?

Thanks!

Ken Morrison

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Re: How to Interrogate Log Files

Have also a look at the discussion Re: Log4j Log File Viewer

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Re: How to Interrogate Log Files

I'm using LogExpert

http://logexpert.codeplex.com

Very usefull for debuging. You can highlight some Keywords, filter and searching.

Re: How to Interrogate Log Files

We use Splunk here. It indexes all the different logs within the Windchill environment - Apache, OS, Windchill - and you can even alert on specific keywords inside logs.

Re: How to Interrogate Log Files

Have also a look at the discussion Re: Log4j Log File Viewer

Re: How to Interrogate Log Files

Thanks Björn, this link has some very good information.