If your are into devops or someone who take care backend of NGINX, you will notice there is limit of tools to read / transform NGINX access or error log files into colorize which is helpful and readable, compare to Httpd / Apache which have tonnes of script and tools to colorize your logs.
The last time I configuring NGINX was 4 years ago and yesterday I setup webserver for my client using NGINX instead of Httpd / Apache, after 7 minutes port 80 was open to public, I notice slowness on my client VPS machine, so I assume maybe some massive bots are scanning this webserver for some reason.
I open NGINX log with my favourite
less- R command line and I feel awful and ackward. Do you know why? Because I been involve with lot of programming framework and tool that offer me ANSI colorize log.
If you are just like me, then I suggest you to install
ccze! Here some currrent info from Fedora repository
[rnm@robbinespu ~] $ sudo dnf info ccze Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:13 ago on Thu 22 Aug 2019 11:55:41 AM +08. Available Packages Name : ccze Version : 0.2.1 Release : 22.fc30 Architecture : x86_64 Size : 81 k Source : ccze-0.2.1-22.fc30.src.rpm Repository : fedora Summary : A robust log colorizer URL : http://bonehunter.rulez.org/CCZE.html License : GPLv2+ Description : CCZE is a roboust and modular log colorizer, with plugins for apm, : exim, fetchmail, httpd, postfix, procmail, squid, syslog, ulogd, : vsftpd, xferlog and more.
Like it said, this is a robust and modular log colorizer and comes with few plugins. It available on Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Centos, Opensuse and others distro repository.
Just install it:
$ sudo dnf install ccze #for Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora based $ sudo apt install ccze #for Debian/Ubuntu based
and to use it, you need to open your file reader and pipe into ccze. For example:
$ sudo less -R /var/log/nginx/access.log | ccze -A | less -R
You may check helps for more option how to manipulate and using ccze
$ ccze --help Usage: ccze [OPTION...] ccze -- cheer up 'yer logs. -a, --argument=PLUGIN=ARGS... Add ARGUMENTS to PLUGIN -A, --raw-ansi Generate raw ANSI output -c, --color=KEY=COLOR,... Set the color of KEY to COLOR -C, --convert-date Convert UNIX timestamps to readable format -F, --rcfile=FILE Read configuration from FILE -h, --html Generate HTML output -l, --list-plugins List available plugins -m, --mode=MODE Change the output mode (Available modes are curses, ansi and html.) -o, --options=OPTIONS... Toggle some options (such as scroll, wordcolor and lookups, transparent, or cssfile) -p, --plugin=PLUGIN Load PLUGIN -r, --remove-facility remove syslog-ng's facility from start of the lines -?, --help Give this help list --usage Give a short usage message -V, --version Print program version Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options. Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Cheers and have fun!