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glogg - the fast, smart log explorer

glogg is a multi-platform GUI application to browse and search through long or complex log files. It is designed with programmers and system administrators in mind. glogg can be seen as a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less.

Latest News

Older news is available in the archive section.

glogg version v1.0.3 released

This is a bugfix release, mainly to improve performance in a number of areas and to make glogg more reliable at following changing files on Windows.

This should improve two of the big problems reported: crashes when loading big files and absence of update of a file on Windows.

Please test and report problems.

Main changes from v1.0.2:

  • Greatly improve performance with big files and high number of results.
  • Reduce memory footprint to allow loading files many times bigger than the memory size.
  • Implement polling of files to allow for better detection of them changing on Windows (can be disabled in preferences).
  • Various minor fixes.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

—10 Nov 2015

glogg v1.0.2 repackaged for Windows

The previously released v1.0.2 installer for Windows was missing a dll dependency (libwinpthread-1.dll), a new installer (glogg-v1.0.2-1-setup.exe) has been created and is now accessible from the download page.

Apologies for the late fix.

The source code (and thus Linux versions) is unaffected.

—27 Dec 2014

glogg version v1.0.2 released

This is a bugfix release focusing on making the following of changing files more reliable. It should now work in most situations though there are still a few cases where glogg might not detect your file has been changed (on Windows).

Please test and report problems.

Main changes from v1.0.1:

  • Completely new code to detect changed file on Linux and Windows.
  • Keep the auto-refreshing search on when a file is truncated.
  • Remember the setting of “auto-refresh” and “ignore case”.
  • Various minor fixes.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

—22 Dec 2014

glogg version v1.0.1 released

This is a small bugfix release after the recent version 1.0.0.

Main changes from v1.0.0:

  • Do not load the previous session when starting with a file name (old behaviour can be restored with command line options)
  • Add options to load existing session from the desktop environment on Linux.
  • Load a file in an existing glogg instance on Windows (exiting behaviour but was previously broken).
  • Store and restore window geometry.
  • Add a “close” menu option and common shortcuts to close a tab.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

—16 Sep 2014

glogg version v1.0.0 released

5 year after the very first line of code was written, the first stable version is finally here! It has been a long road so far, but let’s hope glogg will be even more useful in the future.

This version introduces multiple files (in tabs) and a number of other improvements upon the old stable v0.9.2.

Main changes from development v0.99.1:

  • Window geometry is now stored and restored once again.
  • Added Firefox-like keyboard shortcuts for tabs.
  • Added a version checker that will inform the Windows user of new versions being available.

Please see the git log at http://github.com/nickbnf/glogg/commits/master for the detailed changelog.

—08 Aug 2014