Harley Gorrell’s download: Emacswiki version download: Lisp:syslog-mode.el.

syslog-mode.el is a mode for viewing system logfiles.


Put syslog-mode.el in your load-path and add the following lines to your emacs configuration file:

 (require 'syslog-mode)
 (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("/var/log.*\\'" . syslog-mode))

Tip: When you would easy move to the first line of your boot sequence configure the variable syslog-boot-start-regexp (default is SunOS) and use C-<down> in the syslog-mode.

There is also a SyslogClientServer for both sending and displaying received syslog messages.