Tools like tail and less have different inputs, interfaces, and flags, requiring more training for less technical users.
Traditional tools can't tail logs on multiple systems without additional setup.
Filtering and searching means having to pipe to grep, sed, or other tools.
With the web-based Papertrail Event Viewer, you no longer have to tail log files on each of your servers. Gain instant visibility into your devices, apps, and services with real-time updates. Filter incoming messages by time period, origin, or message contents. Set comprehensive access control permissions to limit users to specific devices or files. You can even tail your logs from the command line using the Papertrail CLI.Sign up for a free plan
Papertrail aggregates and consolidates your logs for you, making them available from a single location. Live tail logs from multiple devices in real time. Use advanced searching and filtering tools to limit tailed logs to specific devices or services. Customize the Event Viewer to highlight high-severity messages, then use contextual searching to trace the issue back to its source.Sign up for a free plan
Papertrail supercharges existing tools like grep and sed through the Papertrail CLI. Pipe and redirect live tail output from all of your devices and services. Apply the same searches, filters, and log groups as you use in the web-based Event Viewer. Display your output in color or convert it to JSON for easier integration with custom applications.Sign up for a free plan