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From Scott Deboy <scott.de...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Best Eclipse plug-in for log4j files
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:57:01 GMT
While this isn't an eclipse plugin, I would suggest you try out the
developer snapshot of the soon-to-be released next version of Chainsaw.

If you configure Chainsaw with a VFSLogFilePatternReceiver, you can provide
the log format and have Chainsaw parse your log file entries into columns
(which you can then use to build filtering, search and colorizing

The developer snapshot is available here:

Any feedback is appreciated.


On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Rodney Beede

> What Eclipse plug-in do people use for viewing their log4j text files
> on disk?  I'd like something I can sort and filter easily.
> I'd also like to not have to modify my log4j.xml to specify an
> appender to make the data appear in the Eclipse view for the plug-in.
> Currently I am using NTail which allows me to specify any text file
> for viewing.  It works okay but doesn't break the fields into columns
> for easier sorting/filtering.  It is nice that I don't have to do
> anything special for my log4j.xml though.
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