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StatusHub is designed to unify the outputs of numerous long-running scripts in one place.

For example, I train a lot of neural networks on various machines. Every minute or so, these networks compute a numerical "cost" indicating how well they are doing. With StatusHub, I can check on these networks from anywhere using the StatusHub web UI.

Web UI screenshot


First, you must have Go installed and configured. You should also have $GOPATH/bin added to your shell's path.

To download StatusHub, do the following:

$ go get -u

Now you can run a StatusHub server like so:

$ sh-server -port=8080

You can replace the port with whatever you like. By default, the configuration will be saved to the current directory in a file named config.json. To change the configuration filename, use -config filename.json. If you decide to put StatusHub behind a reverse proxy, it is recommended that you add -proxies=1 to tell the rate limiter to use the X-Forwarded- headers.

You can now view the StatusHub web UI in a browser. If you used the exact command above, the URL http://localhost:8080 will work. At first, you will be prompted for a password. Once you have entered one, you are ready to view your logs.

You can use the sh-log command to post log messages. First, setup your environment. The STATUSHUB_PASS variable is optional, but it saves you from having to type the password every time you run sh-log.

$ export STATUSHUB_ROOT=http://localhost:8080
$ export STATUSHUB_PASS=myPassword

By default, sh-log logs its standard input, where each line is treated as a different message. The only argument is the service name, which you can set to be anything you like:

$ sh-log "Service Name"
Line one is a message.
Message 2

To send the output of a command to StatusHub, you could theoretically use a UNIX pipe. However, it is much simpler to pass the command arguments to sh-log as follows in this example:

$ sh-log "Service Name" ping

If you still want to use a UNIX pipe, be aware of the following things. First, pipes are buffered, so lines may not be logged right away. Second, you have to make sure that standard error gets sent through the pipe. Third, interrupts like the one caused by Ctrl+C are sent to the entire pipeline, which may prevent your command from doing a graceful shutdown since sh-log may die first.


To develop the sh-server command, you will need the following:

When you have edited an asset for sh-server such as a stylesheet or a script file, you must re-build the assets by running sh-server/


  • Finish Go client
  • Persist the log to a file
  • More informative URLs in Web UI (e.g. '/service/NameHere')


A simple log aggregation tool



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