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From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-23 18:22:18

>>Or (2), logging is filtered on what strings are contained in the log
>>message. That is, log statements are written in the normal way by the
>>programmer but is filtered by some mechanism where the log message is
>>matched against certain keywords, like the grep command.
> Wow. That's novelty. You propose first format the message. Do all this hard
> work and then start costly substring searching? No, I wouldn't go this
> direction.

In fact, that's quite neat. In fact, Easy LogView (a program that I
wrote) allows for this.

In other words, log as much as possible into a log, then have an
external tool that allows you to filter exactly what you need. I like
the idea and I've used the program quite a few times.


John Torjo,    Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal
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