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Re: Assistance sought grepping log files
- From: Ken Jackson <cygwin at jackson dot io>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 20:56:23 -0400
- Subject: Re: Assistance sought grepping log files
- References: <email@example.com>
strings -el logfile | grep ...
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:00:41 -0700 (PDT)
"Larry W. Virden" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I regularly am forced to deal with a variety of logfiles on
> Windows, and so in hopes of being able to do so with some grace, I
> took a crack at accessing the files via Cygwin.
> For example, I've copied some of the "12 hive" tracing logs from
> IIS (or maybe it is SharePoint... I'm still struggling to figure
> all this out) into a directory to which I have access.
> Now I'd like to crunch those logs to see the errors, etc.
> awk and grep, however, do not seem to find anything in the files.
> Does anyone have pointers to some Cygwin based tools that I could
> use to search, extract, summarize, etc. information from MS files?
> I presume that once again Microsoft is using a "standard" format in
> a strange manner.
> The weird thing is that when I use the "more" command, the file
> looks just fine.
> Is anyone aware of any nifty Cygwin tools designed to help an admin
> analyse log files?
> Thank you all very much.
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