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From "Young, Jason \(GE Infrastructure\)" <Jason.Yo...@ge.com>
Subject RE: Log4Net Viewer
Date Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:06:33 GMT
That's awesome!  I just can't seem to get it to work.
Here is my conversion pattern: %d [%t] %-5p %c [%x] - %m%n
Here is my logFormat value: TIMESTAMP [THREAD] LEVEL LOGGER [NDC] -
I get log messages saying "Found non-matching line".
If you could tell me what I'm doing wrong I would really appreciate it.
Great program.

From: Scott Deboy [mailto:sdeboy@comotivsystems.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 12:13 AM
To: log4net-user@logging.apache.org
Subject: RE: Log4Net Viewer

Chainsaw can read regular log files.

You can get more information and start Chainsaw via Web Start at:

Here's an example config file that can read regular log files:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE log4j:configuration >
<log4j:configuration xmlns:log4j="http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/"

   <plugin name="LOGFILE"
     <param name="fileURL" value="file:///c:/some.log"/>
     <param name="timestampFormat" value="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss,SSS"/>
     <param name="logFormat" value="TIMESTAMP LEVEL CLASS - MESSAGE"/>
     <param name="name" value="my log file"/>
     <param name="tailing" value="true"/>

      <level value="DEBUG"/>

To use this config in Chainsaw, save this xml to your machine and modify
the fileURL and logFormat params to match your log file (the JavaDoc for
LogFilePatternReceiver is available from Chainsaw's help menu and
explains the keywords used in the logFormat param).

Next, specify the URL to this config file in the View, application-wide
preferences, 'automatic configuration' field (example:

Restart Chainsaw and it should process your log file.

If you have questions, feel free to post to log4j-user or send me an


I messed around with it, and it looks like you have to use a UDP
appender.  I would like to
use it with regular files as well, but I'm not sure it does that.

I found this post that helped me configure it:



From: Matthew Brown [mailto:octavius@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 9:21 AM
To: Log4NET User
Subject: Re: Log4Net Viewer

Sorry for the newbie question, but can anyone point me in the direction
of a tutorial on how
to get Chainsaw working with log4net files? I'm just using a simple
(Rolling) LogFileAppender...

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