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Microsoft Log Parser Alternatives

Microsoft Log Parser is described as 'Log parser is a powerful, versatile tool that provides universal query access to text-based data such as log files, XML files and CSV files, as well as key data sources on the Windows operating system such as the Event Log, the Registry, the file system, and Active Directory' and is a web log analyzer in the network & admin category. There are nine alternatives to Microsoft Log Parser for Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Logwatch, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Log Parser are Log Parser Lizard, Retrospective Log Analyzer, Specto and Advanced Web Stats.

Microsoft Log Parser alternatives are mainly Web Log Analyzers but may also be Log Analyzers or Web Analytics Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Log Parser.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Logwatch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Logwatch is a customizable log analysis system. Logwatch parses through your systems logs and creates a report analyzing areas that you specify. Logwatch is easy to use and will work right out of the package on most systems.

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  2. Log Parser Lizard is a versatile GUI tool that provides query access (using SQL) to text-based data, such as log files, XML files, Event Logs, TSV/CSV text files, as well as databases like MS SQL Server, Google BigQuery, OLEDB (MySQL, Oracele, etc.).

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    Retrospective Log Analyzer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.

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    Specto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Specto is a desktop application that will watch configurable events (such as website updates, emails, file and folder changes, system processes, etc) and then trigger notifications.

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    Discontinued

    The program is not actively maintained anymore. Last version, 0.4.1, released in August 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Advanced Web Stats

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Advanced Web Stats uses a hybrid method to track your website visitors. You can parse web-server log files, add Java-Script page tags to your website or use both methods at the same time. This gives you a much better accuracy and also allows you to get real actionable data.

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  6. Logcheck

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Logcheck is a simple utility which is designed to allow a system administrator to view the logfiles which are produced upon hosts under their control.

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    Discontinued

    Domain no longer registered.

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  7. Microsoft Log Parser Studio

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Log Parser Studio is a utility that allows you to search through and create reports from your IIS, Event, EXADB and others types of logs. It builds on top of Log Parser 2.2 and has a full user interface for easy creation and management of SQL queries.

    ⚫︎ PortableMicrosoft Log Parser Studio can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Log Parser Studio supports graphical analysis of tables, for example, as bar charts
  8. Pacosoft Log Analyzer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LogAnayzer is a text editor specifically designed to analyze log files faster and easier by allowing the user to create, store and apply rules. When a log line contains all the patterns of a rule a match is added to the index.

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    The "Official Website" link goes through several redirects, and wants to install "Security" browser plugins before allowing you to continue. This looks very suspicious.

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  9. SWATCH (Simple WATCHer)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    SWATCH, the Simple WATCHer of Logfiles, started out as the "simple watchdog" for activly monitoring log files produced by UNIX's syslog facility. It has since been evolving into a utility that can monitor just about any type of log.

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