Log Cocoon with Chainsaw v2

Chainsaw is a powerful GUI-based Log viewer. It's a companion application to Log4j and seems to have replaced Log Factor 5

See also CocoonLog4J and Chainsaw homepage

Getting Chainsaw v2

==== Web start =====

Installing Chainsaw locally

Note

One thing to note: The Chainsaw v2 is based on the new version of log4j - 1.3 - which is currently alpha. Cocoon probably uses log4j 1.2.8, and SocketAppender will only work partially between these two versions (SocketAppender sends serialized LoggingEvent objects over the wire, and LoggingEvent changed in 1.3).

If you can log to a file, use Chainsaw to tail your log file - use a LogFilePatternReceiver instead of a SocketReceiver.

There's an example configuration available from the Welcome tab that shows how to configure Chainsaw to process log files (the LogFilePatternReceiver configuration section).

Copy this configuration file, change the configuration to match the location and format of your log file, and specify the URL to this configuration file in the application-wide preferences - configuration URL box.

When you restart Chainsaw, the log file will get processed (and if you set 'tailing' to 'true' in the config, your file will be tailed from inside Chainsaw).

Configuring Cocoon (using SocketAppender)

<init-param>
  <param-name>logger-class</param-name>
<param-value>org.apache.avalon.excalibur.logger.Log4JLoggerManager</param-value>
</init-param>

<init-param>
  <param-name>log4j-config</param-name>
  <param-value>/WEB-INF/log4j.xconf</param-value>
</init-param>

<appender name="COCOON_DEFAULT"
class="org.apache.log4j.net.SocketAppender">
   <param name="RemoteHost" value="localhost" />
   <param name="Port" value="4445" />
</appender>

<root>
  <priority value ="debug" />
  <appender-ref ref="COCOON_DEFAULT" />
</root>

Configuring Cocoon (using a log File)

 <appender name="COCOON_DEFAULT" class="org.apache.log4j.FileAppender">
    <param name="File"   value="${context-root}/WEB-INF/logs/log4j.log" />
    <param name="Append" value="false" />
    <layout class="org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout">
         <param name="ConversionPattern" value="%t %-5p %c{2} - %m%n"/>
    </layout>
</appender>

<root>
  <priority value ="debug" />
  <appender-ref ref="COCOON_DEFAULT" />
</root>

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ChainSaw (last edited 2009-09-20 23:42:37 by localhost)