Read all/range of log files, not just one at a time

Jul 4, 2008 at 12:31 PM
The biggest need out here on the front lines is the need to search all available logs or a range (from date/time to date/time) for signs of a problem (e.g., any line with the words "unexpected" or "exception" in them).  Once that is accomplished, reviewing individual log files is appropriate to understand the full context of an individual message (examine what came before and what came after).

Therefore, I would encourage you to enhance this project to provide two things that can be used together: (1) wild-card string to search for and (2) range (default to all) of date/time to find the wild-card string within.  If you do that, you have a sure-fire winner of an idea.