Gergely Nagy

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Yesterday, I wrote a controversial piece about why grepping logs sucks. There were a number of reactions, helpful comments and hostility too (the latter I found hilarious in some cases, sad in others).

Nevertheless, I wrote a followup, to make a few things clearer:

An example and some regexp love is involved.

Christopher Allan Webber, Nathan Smith likes this.

kenyahhtah, Arcee shared this. I don't understand what all the fuss is about. Your logs, your rules. Do what ever works for you. As long as it is fully documented so the next guy can play along it's fine. Translate them into Klingon if that gets the job done more efficiently. All the people making "you must..." Or "you should..." Noises can go and play with their own logs any way they like.

Freemor at 2015-05-07T13:46:23Z