Log Parser

Log Parser 2.2

Free
The most versatile tool for log analysis, excellent for IT managers
2.0  (3 votes)
2.2.10 (See all)

Log Parser is a command-line tool for system administrators and developers.
With this program you can extract information from plain text files (like log files) using SQL queries (using SELECT, WHERE...you know what I'm talking), and outputting them in a formatted way, like text aligned, HTML reports or even pie charts!
Moreover, Log Parser is capable to extract information from some key system resources, like the Windows Event Log, IIS, CSV, XML, NetMon...and more!
If you don't have a GUI to use this program, it would be invoked from the Windows Command Line (Start => Execute => cmd => [enter]). In fact, the shortcut created will open a new console window explaining its usage and showing you some simple examples.
Log Parser is very powerful and versatile. You will find a lot of different usages, since the diversity of the input and output formats supported. If you are an IT manager, you will keep this tool always with you!
Log Parser is compatible with the Windows® 2000, Windows® XP Professional, and Windows ServerTM 2003 operating systems.

Review summary

Pros

  • Versatile and powerful. Absolutely for free. There's nothing similar

Cons

  • It's hard for the novice user to type commands and arguments
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