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Quick start guide

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This is a short and simple usage example for getting started with Salomon.

Starting situation

Inside the samples sub-directory you can find the file foobar.log containing these lines

2014-04-02 01:04:16 Starting foobar service
2014-04-02 01:04:17 Reading config file
2014-04-02 01:04:17 Warning: Config file 'foobar.cfg' not found
2014-04-02 01:04:18 Notice: Using fallback config file instead
2014-04-02 01:04:19 Configuration has been loaded successfully
2014-04-02 01:04:20 Running process #1
2014-04-02 01:04:24 Running process #2
2014-04-02 01:04:28 Running process #3
2014-04-02 01:04:32 Running process #4
2014-04-02 01:04:33 Error while running process #4
2014-04-02 01:04:34 Warning: At least one process has failed
2014-04-02 01:04:36 Stopping foobar service

and let us assume that you want to highlight its contents as follows:

Lines containing the term ...

Color config file

Create a file with the following content:

lightblue       notice
lightcyan       start
lightcyan       stop
lightgreen      success
lightpurple     read
lightred        error
yellow          warn

Save it as log_colors.cfg into the colors sub-directory.

Run Salomon

Now, you can simply execute the following command

./salomon.sh --analyze --color-file log_colors.cfg --input-file samples/foobar.log

or alternatively the short form

./salomon.sh --analyze -c log_colors.cfg -i samples/foobar.log

to get the requested result:

Salomon output

The analyze mode (--analyze) used above will simply output the log file as it is when executing the command. If you want to follow the log file contents to instantly see when there are new entries, you may use the monitor mode (--monitor) instead.