W3Perl Alternatives

    W3Perl is described as 'free logfile analyzer for web, ftp, squid, cups, ssh, dhcp and mail server' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to W3Perl for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is glogg, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like W3Perl are LogExpert (Free, Open Source), BareTail (Freemium), SnakeTail (Free, Open Source) and LogViewPlus (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 18, 2021

    1. glogg is a multi-platform GUI application to browse and search through long or complex log files. It is designed with programmers and system administrators in mind. glogg can be seen as a graphical, interactive combination of grep and less.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in May 2017.

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    2. LogExpert is a Windows tail program (a GUI replacement for the Unix tail command). LogExpert is free for non-commercial or commercial use.
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    3. BareTail is a real-time log file monitoring tool.

      Discontinued

      The latest version of the application is from November 2006.

    4. SnakeTail is a Windows tail application for monitoring text log files. You can also monitor Windows event logs. Multiple window modes are supported (MDI, Tabbed, Floating).
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      • Windows
      Looking for a better way to view log files? LogViewPlus is a professional log viewer that can parse, read and analyse log files in a variety of different formats.
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    5. Retrospective is a lean solution for IT people to manage enterprise log data on either Windows, Mac or Linux.
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    6. Hoo WinTail is a real-time log monitor and log viewer for Windows like the UNIX tail -f utility. It monitors your log and captures output in real-time.
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    7. GamutLogViewer can be used for viewing and filtering log files of all types including Log4J, Log4Net, NLog, CSV files, files delimited with other separators, or plain unformatted log files.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      WinTail allows you to view the last 64K of a growing text file in real time under Win32 operating systems. It's a bit like using the "tail -f" command under UNIX. This is particularly useful for: Viewing program execution traces in real-time.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      The LogViewer Pro is a viewer for text log files. Features include: Fast scrolling, eats low memory Supports any file size (4 Gb and larger) Multitabbed interface Auto-reload file, "Follow tail" mode
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