LogSaw is a high-performance log file viewer based on the Eclipse platform and powered under the hood by the fabulous Apache Lucene search engine.

Development started in July 2009 out of the need to handle events logged by a large-scale enterprise application. This requirement was the driving force behind development until turning open-source in March 2010.

The goals of this project are:

  • to provide an easy to use tool for analyzing various kinds of log files
  • to make it an open platform that can be used to quickly harvest log events from arbitrary sources

For the current state of the software, please refer to the Features page.