1. Getting Started
    1. Welcome
    2. Description
    3. Screenshots
  2. Using glogg
    1. Documentation
  3. Getting Involved
    1. Download
    2. Mailing List
    3. Contributing
    1. Legal Notice

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 v1.1.3 released

This is a further bugfix release for 1.1.x to fix a few important issues.

Main changes from v1.1.2:

  • Improve auto-reload of files produced by some applications (such as putty) on Windows.
  • Fix a display bug when in following mode.
  • Fix two (rare but important) crashes when loading a file.
  • Add support for multiple files on the command line.

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

—22 Mar 2017

official Mac OSX / macOS installers

Thanks to several contributors on github, many people (including yours truly) have been running glogg on Mac for a few months already.

Now that the main blocking issues have been fixed, please enjoy regular official glogg builds from v1.1.2 for Mac OSX (now macOS)!

Enjoy glogg on Mac and please report any problem you might find.

Update 8/11/2016: The initial macOS build for 1.1.2 had a problem and was linked to a local library not available on most systems, and therefore failed to run. This is now fixed and a new installer (glogg_1.1.2-1_installer.dmg) can be downloaded.

—01 Nov 2016

glogg version v1.1.2 released

This is a bugfix release to polish a few rough edges and annoyances on 1.1.x. And to introduce full macOS support.

Main changes from v1.1.1:

  • Allow case insensitive filters.
  • Scrolling with j/k in filtered view now scroll the main view too.
  • Full support for macOS.
  • Various minor fixes.

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

—01 Nov 2016

glogg version v1.1.1 released

This version introduces a few new major features, most notably support for multiple encodings. Only UTF-8, in addition to the usual 8 bits ISO-8859-1, is supported in this version, but more will be added later.

Main changes from v1.0.3:

  • Support for UTF-8 file, in addition to ISO-8859-1.
  • New icons!
  • A new icon on each tab shows whether new data have been detected.
  • Pulling the file beyond its end with the mouse triggers following.

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

—26 Apr 2016

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