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Shrihari Mohan
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Glogg your way through mountains of logs

When our company recently experienced a crash, we were tasked with analyzing a massive 16GB/perDay log file. Thats when we found out about Glogg.

For those who lack a centralized log management system like CloudWatch, Loggly, or Sentry , Glogg is the way.

glogg is a multi-platform GUI application to browse and search through long or complex log files. It is designed with programmers and system administrators in mind. glogg can be seen as a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less.

A fork of glogg for mac

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Regarding very large files, such as the 16GB file in our case, the indexing process typically takes around 30 seconds, while searches can be completed within 1-2 minutes. This approach is much more efficient than using terminal commands such as less, more, and tail, which can be difficult to follow and provide little insight into their processes.


While Glogg can certainly provide a temporary solution for disorganized logs, it's important to note that a comprehensive log management system, such as CloudWatch, Loggly, or Sentry, is the ideal long-term solution. These platforms offer centralized storage, easy accessibility, and powerful search capabilities that enable you to efficiently manage and analyze your logs.

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