i am developing on 5 different rails projects, plus also refactoring some (moving from older rails versions to 2.3) - what is the best way to extract the error information from the logfiles, so i can see all the depreciation warnings, runtime errors and so on, so i can work on improving the codebase?
are there any services or libraries out there you can recommend, that actually help with rails logfile parsing?
grep linux command.
I don't know what error log format is in Rails, but I guest every row with warning or error contain "warning" or "error" word.
Then it would be like this:
grep -E "error|warning" logfile.txt
for bot error and warnings
grep "error" logfile.txt
grep "warning" logfile.txt
and if you want to see new errors and warnings in real time, try this
tail -f logfile.txt | grep -E "error|warning"
tail -f logfile.txt | grep "error"
tail -f logfile.txt | grep "warning"
Hope I could help you ;) and I hope that I'm not wrong about logs format in Rails
I've found the request-log-analyzer project to be very useful.
You can certain grep the log to find errors and dump them out, but this does an excellent job of gathering all the information about the different actions and how long they take.
Here's some sample output.
This is the first thing I run when I get a call saying "my site is slow and I need help fixing it."
Hoptoad and/or Exceptional are great for ongoing errors, but they don't track log running requests. Something like New Relic is good for that.
I use hoptoadapp, http://www.hoptoadapp.com/pages/home there is a free flavor, it logs your error messages to their database, and they provide an easy to use interface. All you have to do is install this plugin: http://github.com/thoughtbot/hoptoad_notifier.
It won't help for past errors, but it is great for isolating problems with a currently running app.