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       lnav - ncurses-based log file viewer


       lnav [-hVsar] [logfile1 logfile2 ...]


       The  log  file navigator, lnav, is an enhanced log file viewer that takes advantage of any
       semantic information that can be gleaned from the files being viewed, such  as  timestamps
       and  log  levels.   Using  this  extra  semantic  information,  lnav  can  do  things like
       interleaving messages from different files, generate histograms of messages over time, and
       providing  hotkeys  for navigating through the file.  It is hoped that these features will
       allow the user to quickly and efficiently zero in on problems.


       ?      View/leave the online help text.

       q      Quit the program.


       -h     Print help and exit

       -H     Display the internal help text.

       -I path
              Add the given configuration directory to the search path.

       -i     Install the given format files in the $HOME/.lnav/formats/installed  directory  and

       -C     Check the configuration and exit.  The log format files will be loaded and checked.
              Any files given on the command-line will be loaded checked to make sure they  match
              a log format.

       -d file
              Write debug messages to the given file.

       -V     Print version information.

       -a     Load all of the most recent log file types.

       -r     Load older rotated log files as well.

       -t     Prepend timestamps to the lines of data being read in on the standard input.

       -w file
              Write the contents of the standard input to this file.

   Optional arguments:
              The log files or directories to view.  If a directory is given, all of the files in
              the directory will be loaded.


       To load and follow the syslog file:

           lnav -s

       To load all of the files in /var/log:

           lnav /var/log

       To watch the output of make with timestamps prepended:

           make 2>&1 | lnav -t


       This manual page was written by Salvatore Bonaccorso <>  for  the  Debian
       system (but may be used by others).

                                           August 2013                                    LNAV(1)