1. What is ccze ?
ccze is a tool that colourises logs. It uses a modular approach to support custom colour formatting for popular applications such as Apache, Postfix, Exim, etc.
2. How to install ccze
In order to install ccze, you will first need to enable the EPEL repo. Once the EPEL repo is installed, ccze can be installed with following command:
yum install ccze
3. How to use ccze
ccze colourises logs that are sent to standard out, for example, we can use tailf to follow a log file and then prettify the output by piping to ccze, examples:
tailf /var/log/httpd/error_log | ccze
cat /var/log/httpd/error_log | ccze
tail -100 /var/log/httpd/error_log | ccze
Other ccze options:
List ccze modules:
Output as HTML:
tail -10 /var/log/httpd/error_log | ccze -h