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What is Hack Saw?

Hack Saw is a log file transport mechanism. It was designed to work well for retrieving log messages from local servers or remote (and often inaccessible) computers. It works well through firewalls.

Incoming log files can be saved to a local file, attached to an email or forwarded (via UDP, with netsyslog) to a syslog server. If you need to do something different (e.g. store the logs in a database) you can do so by writing a plug-in. Plug-ins are typically small, and are written in Python.

Hack Saw is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

How does it work?

Log files are retrieved by scripts (run regularly by cron) and then handled, on a message by message basis, by the processors that you've configured.


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