Zane C. Bowers-Hadley

NAME

clog - Searches, displays, and colorizes log files.

SYNOPSIS

clog [-ZJelvi] [-g <grep search string>] <log>

clog [-ZJelFvi] [-g <grep search string>] -h [-n <int>] <log>

clog [-ZJeflFvi] [-g <grep search string>] -t [-n <int>] <log>

DESCRIPTION

clog is basically a frontend to bunzip, gunzip, grep, colorize, less, head, and tail that exists for the purpose of reducing the amount of typing and piping when viewing/searching log files.

FLAGS

-e

Echos the command to STDOUT before running it.

-f

Follows the file in question.

It implies -t and -n with a value of 10 if it is not specified.

Can't be combined with -h or -F.

-F

Run grep first.

Can't be combined with -f.

-g <grep string>

A search string to pass to grep if desired.

-h

Head the log file

Can't be combined with -t.

-i

Grep is case insensitive.

-J

The file should be un-bzip2ed.

-l

Pass the output to less -R.

-n <int>

The number of lines for either head or tail.

If this is not specified, 10 is used.

-t

Tail the log file.

Can't be combined with -h.

-v

Grep is inverted.

-Z

The file should be un-gzipped.