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log-viewer: log web-exposer toolkit

What is log-viewer for?

log-viewer is just a lightweight Python package that web-exposes your log files using Flask's interface.

How do I get set up?


  • python >= 3.6 running on a Linux environment.

Where to get it

PyPi repository, execute:

pip install log-viewer

Installation from sources

Cloning the git repo, execute in root folder:

python install


After package installation, execute:


log-viewer will search log files and it will expose them within HTML native accordions in (default)

No login is needed by default. In order to activate the login, just set user or password through the execution options.

Execution options

log-viewer execution options:

  • -a --address Logs exposing address. Default: ""
  • -p --port Logs exposing port. Default: 8081
  • -u --user User for login, it activates the login mode. If no password is set, the login mode will only check the provided user
  • -psw --password Password for login, it activates the login mode. If no user is set, the login mode will only check the provided password
  • -lp --logPaths Paths to search (recursively) the logs from (";" separated). Default: "/var/log/"


The following example will activate the login mode with custom parameters:

log-viewer -u admin -psw admin -p 8080 -lp "/var/log/django;/var/log/apt" -a ""





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