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logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.

It is fully free and fully open source. The license is Apache 2.0, meaning you are pretty much free to use it however you want in whatever way.

For more info, see

File bugs here:


If you're going to send me patches, I prefer pull requests on github. However, I will also accept normal patches.

If you want to request a new feature, file it on jira: