Insight: Useful & Best Free Linux Logfile Viewers.
Let’s look into the list of useful & best free Linux log-file viewers.
Useful & Best Free Linux Logfile Viewers
1. Gnome Logs: It is a log viewer for the systemd journal. It depends on GTK+ 3.22.0 or above, itstool and libsystemd-journal at build time.
2. Logmaster: It is a desktop log viewer for Linux built with GTK and . It can read very large files (multiple gigabytes and bigger than user’s memory), highlighting, searching, following, kubernetes support, unix pipe support and more.
3. QJournalctl: It can be called as a GUI of systemd’s journalctl. journalctl is a command for viewing logs collected by systemd.
4. Journalctl: It is a command for viewing logs collected by systemd. It is integrated with Linux operating system. You can start it with the comman:
5. MultiTail: The program MultiTail lets you view one or multiple files like the original tail. It let you to browse through several files at once.Install MultiTail in Linux:
yum install -y multitail
For Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install multitail
6. Lnav: Utility for viewing and analyzing log files in Linux. All log file contents are merged into a single view based on message timestamps.
7. Swatch: Swatch or Simple Watch Dog or Simpel Logwatcher is a Perl script to monitor active log files on Linux.
8. frontail: It is a Node.js application for streaming logs to the browser.
9. KSystemLog: KSystemLog is a system log viewer tool. It shows all logs of your system, grouped by General (Default system log, Authentication, Kernel, X.org…), and optional Services. (Apache, Cups,…)
10. Xlogmaster: It lets you monitor everything that’s going on on your system in a very quick and comfortable way. It allows reading logfiles, devices or running status-gathering programs, translating all data.