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Export log to html file

Terminal - Export log to html file
cat /var/log/auth.log | logtool -o HTML > auth.html
2009-07-03 18:17:22
Functions: cat
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Export log to html file

Logtool is a nice tool that can export log file to various format, but its strength lies in the capacity of colorize logs. This command take a log as input and colorize it, then export it to an html file for a more confortable view. Logtool is part of logtool package.Tested on Debian.

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Terminal - Alternatives
x="/tmp/auth.html";sudo cat /var/log/auth.log | logtool -o HTML >$x;xdg-open $x;rm $x
2012-02-09 13:36:21
Functions: cat rm sudo
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similar to previous except this exports to a temporary file, opens that file with your default web browser, then deletes it.

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cat overload! :-)

< /var/log/auth.log logtool -o HTML > auth.html
Comment by mpb 276 weeks and 4 days ago

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