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CLI (simple command line client) for AWS cloudwatch logs

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simple command line client for aws cloudwatch logs.

in the search for a cloudwatch CLI, you will find several other (3 as of writing this) tools:

while these tools are great, they all have more features than i needed, and those i've tried are kind of complicated to figure out.

my goal in writing nef was to have a command line tool that lets me view logs and log groups easily and quickly without logging into the aws web console. it amounts to a thin wrapper for the aws cli log command, which simplifies both the input and the output.

see below for installation and usage info. see the project homepage for more info:


pip install nef


  • aws cli
  • python 3.6


positional arguments:
  log            Which log group to view

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --start START  optional. give a start date and time.
                 format: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
                 example: nef /path/to/log-group --start 2019-11-25
                 example 2: nef /path/to/log-group --start "2019-11-25 10:24"
                 example 3: nef /path/to/log-group --start "2019-11-25 10:24:32"
                 default (if arg not given): 2019-11-25 15:26:50
  --end END      optional. define an end date/time.
                 see --start for formatting info
  -c, --columns  show log groups in columns
  -j, --json     display output as json
  -v, --version  show program's version number and exit


$ nef -h

show help message and exit.

$ nef

print out all log groups.

$ nef -c

print log groups in concise columnar format.

$ nef /path/to/log_group

show info (the last 24 hours) of the log group /path/to/log_group

$ nef /path/to/log_group --start 2019-11-25

show logs since the 25th of Nov 2019.

$ nef /path/to/log_group --start "2019-11-25 10:30"

optionally include a time part (be sure to wrap the string in quotes for the space).


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