Chainsaw (log file viewer)

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Apache Chainsaw
Developer(s)Apache Software Foundation
Stable release
2.0 / March 2, 2006 (2006-03-02)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeGUI tool to view and analyze log files
LicenseApache 2.0 Licence

Chainsaw is a java-based GUI software tool to view and analyze computer log files - specifically logs generated by the Log4j logging system. Both Log4j and Chainsaw are Open source projects under Apache Software Foundation. The latest release is Chainsaw v2.[1] Chainsaw can read log files formatted in Log4j's XMLLayout, receive events from remote locations, read events from a DB, or work with JDK 1.4 logging events.


The project is licensed under Apache License, V 2.0. Dependencies may not follow the same licensing.[2]


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  1. ^ "Apache Chainsaw v2 Download'". Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  2. ^ "Apache Chainsaw Project License'". Retrieved 2008-01-30.

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