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       ccze - A robust log colorizer


       ccze [options] <logfile


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the ccze utility, which is a drop-in replacement for
       colorize, but written in C, to be faster and less resource-hungry.  The  goal  was  to  be
       fully backwards compatible, yet superior with respect to speed and features.


       These  programs  follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with
       two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

       -a, --argument PLUGIN=ARGUMENTS
              Use this option to pass ARGUMENTS to the specified PLUGIN.  The  argument  list  is
              whitespace separated.

       -A, --raw-ansi
              If  one  wants  to  enable  raw  ANSI color sequences instead of using curses, this
              option does just that.

       -c, --color KEY=COLOR
              Set the color of the keyword KEY to  COLOR,  like  one  would  do  in  one  of  the
              configuration files.

       -C, --convert-date
              Convert  unix  timestamp  to  readable  date  format  (in  oops and squid logs, for

       -F, --rcfile rcfile
              Read rcfile as a configuration file upon startup, instead of the default ones.

       -h, --html
              Instead of colorising the input onto the console, output it in HTML format instead.

       -l, --list-plugins
              List all available (loaded) plugins, along with their type and a short description.

       -m, --mode mode
              Change the output mode. Available modes are curses, ansi and html.

       -o, --options OPTIONS...
              CCZE is able to toggle some of its features with this option. You  can  toggle  the
              scroll,  wordcolor,  lookups,  and  transparent  features,  or  you can fiddle with
              cssfile. All of these are enabled by default, except cssfile. One can turn them off
              by prefixing the option with a "no".

              With  scroll, one can enable or disable scrolling. If the output is not redirected,
              it is wise to leave it enabled.

              The wordcolor option makes ccze search for different keywords  in  unparsed  input,
              and  color  those too. Since it is quite fast, and makes the output look better, it
              is recommended to leave this enabled.

              However, lookups is an option that might be better to disable. When on,  ccze  will
              try  to  look up usernames, service names, and lots of other stuff, which will slow
              down coloring a great deal. If one is piping a long log through ccze,  this  option
              might be turned off to speed up the process.

              With  the  transparent  option,  one can make CCZE treat black background colors as
              transparent - that means, a black background will appear transparent in a similar X
              terminal. If turned off, it will appear as black.

              If  cssfile is set, then CCZE will not inline the Cascading Style Sheet information
              into the outputted HTML, but include a link to the  external  stylesheet  given  in
              this parameter.

       -p, --plugin PLUGIN
              While  the  default  action is to load all plugins (see the Plugins section below),
              when this option is present, only the specified plugins  will  be  loaded.  If  one
              knows  what kind of log will be piped through ccze, using this option may result in
              a slight speedup.

       -r, --remove-facility
              Syslog-ng puts the facility level before log messages. With this switch, these  can
              be cut off.

       --help Show summary of options and exit.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.


       Different  programs  have  different  kind of logs, and every kind of log ccze supports is
       implemented via a plug-in.  They  are  by  default  located  under  /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-
       gnu/ccze and $HOME/.ccze (so they can be overridden by the user easily).

       At the moment, the following modules are bundled with the official release:

       apm    For coloring apmd's logs.

       distcc For coloring distccd's logs. (See distccd(1))

       exim   For coloring exim's main.log. (See exim(8))

              For coloring fetchmail's log files. (See fetchmail(1))

              For coloring ftpStats compatible log files, such as Pure-FTPD's Stats log format.

       httpd  For coloring apache-style access.log and error.log files. (See apache(8))

              As  a side-effect, all compatible formats, like pure-ftpd(8)'s common-log format is
              also supported by this plugin.

              For coloring icecast/icecast.log and icecast/usage.log files. (See icecast(8))

       oops   For coloring oops/oops.log files.

       php    For coloring php.log files.

              For coloring postfix logs. (See postfix(1))

              For coloring procmail's log file. (See procmail(1))

              For coloring proftpd's access.log and auth.log files. (See proftpd(8))

       squid  For coloring squid's access.log, store.log and cache.log files. (See squid(8))

       sulog  For coloring sulog files. (See su(1))

       super  For coloring super.log files. (See super(1))

       syslog For coloring generic syslog messages. (See syslogd(8))

       ulogd  For coloring ulogd logs.

       vsftpd For coloring vsftpd.log files. (See vsftpd(8))

              For coloring xferlog files. (See xferlog(5))


       /etc/colorizerc, $HOME/.colorizerc
              These files are the default configuration files for colorize,  and  are  parsed  by
              ccze for the sake of full compatibility.
       /etc/cczerc, $HOME/.cczerc
              This  two are the main configuration files, in which one can change the colors used
              by the program to his liking. See the comments in the beginning of /etc/cczerc  for
              a description on the files' structure.

              If  neither  of  these  files  exist  on  your system, consider using the ccze-dump
              utility in the source tree, which dumps the default color set to standard output.




       ccze was written by Gergely Nagy <>,  based  on  colorize  by
       Istvan Karaszi <>.