Log file viewer.
- Monitor files based on glob pattern (picomatch)
- Absolute or relative to workspace
- Supports windows UNC paths
- Clear log view (without modifying the file)
- Automatically follow and unfollow tail based on scroll position
- Support for large log files (only loads last 64KB)
- Log highlighting (log4net)
- A large number of supported encodings (iconv-lite)
logViewer.watch: Array of watches. A watch is either
- A glob pattern.
- An object defining a watch:
title: Text to use in the explorer view and for the tab name.
pattern (required): Glob pattern or array of glob patterns.
workspaceName: When in a multi-root workspace, which workspace should be used to resolve relative patterns.
options: Override options for this pattern. See available options below.
- An object defining a group:
groupName: Name of the group.
watches: Watches in this group.
fileCheckInterval (default=500): Interval in ms to check for changes in current file.
fileListInterval (default=2000): Interval in ms to search for new files.
ignorePattern (default="(node_modules|.git)"): This pattern is matched against each segment in the path. Each directory and the file.
encoding (default="utf8"): Encoding to use when reading the files. (https://github.com/ashtuchkin/iconv-lite/wiki/Supported-Encodings).
logViewer.windows.allowBackslashAsPathSeparator (default=true): Allow to use "\" (as well as "/") as a path separator on windows. Won't be able to escape certain pattern characters when enabled.
logViewer.showStatusBarItemOnChange (default=false): Show an item in the status bar when a watched pattern changes, to quickly access it.
logViewer.chunkSizeKb (default=64): Chunk size in kilobytes used to calculate the size of the last chunk to load in the viewer. The loaded last chunk will always be less than 2 * chunkSizeKb.
logViewer.logLevel (default="error"): Logging level.
logViewer.followTailMode ("auto" or "manual, default="auto"): Follow tail behaviour.
auto to start following tail when the end of the log is scrolled into the viewport, and stop following tail when it's scrolled out of the viewport.
manual to only start and stop following tail explicitly.
"title": "Demo App",
"title": "npm logs",
¿How to configure coloring/syntax highlighting?
The coloring is provided by VSCode based on the extension of the pattern.
If the pattern doesn't include an extension, the syntax highlighting for
*.log-viewer files that is included in this extension will be used.
/app/logs/*.xml: will use syntax highlighting for
/app/logs/*.log: will use syntax highlighting for
/app/logs/*: will use syntax highlighting for
To configure syntax highlighting rules for
*.log you can use another extesions like Log File Highlighter.
To make patterns without extension use same highlighting as
*.log files, you can add this to your user settings: