Log4j Version 1.2.7: Package org.apache.log4j.chainsaw
Package org.apache.log4j.chainsawChainsaw is a GUI log viewer and filter for the log4j package.
Package org.apache.log4j.chainsaw Description
Chainsaw is a GUI log viewer and filter for the log4j package. By default it listens for LoggingEvent objects sent using the SocketAppender and displays them in a table. The events can be filtered based on:
All the details for each event can be displayed by selecting the event in the table.
Chainsaw also supports loading a events logged to a file using is great for analysing log files, and means you do not need to keep Chainsaw running continously. It is easy to add support for loading events from other sources like JDBC.
A picture is worth a thousand words:
Finally, why is it called chainsaw? Because it cuts your log (file) down to size. :-)
Chainsaw is based on the Swing API which requires JDK 1.2 or later.
You need to include the
The command line usage is:
java -D<property>=<value> org.apache.log4j.chainsaw.Main
The default behaviour of chainsaw can be changed by setting system properties
You will need to configure log4j to send logging events to
Chainsaw. Here is a sample
log4j.rootLogger=DEBUG, CHAINSAW_CLIENT log4j.appender.CHAINSAW_CLIENT=org.apache.log4j.net.SocketAppender log4j.appender.CHAINSAW_CLIENT.RemoteHost=localhost log4j.appender.CHAINSAW_CLIENT.Port=4445 log4j.appender.CHAINSAW_CLIENT.LocationInfo=true
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