django_logtail 0.0.6

A log viewing and tailing utility accessible via a Django admin panel
django_logtail is a Django app that allows you to view logfiles for your django project via your django admin, and will also provide you with a live tail of the logfiles using ajax polling - and therefore without the need for a long-running django process.

Installation and Use

Django logtail takes a dictionary from your as follows::

        'apache': '/var/www/',
        'django', '/var/log/',

Add it via your installed apps::


If any of your django admin plugin apps already add a jquery header::

    LOGTAIL_INCLUDE_JQUERY = False # Default is True

Next hook it into your root_urlconf, above the bog-standard admin urls::

    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        # First this
        url(r'^admin/django_logtail/', include(logtail_urls)),

        # Then this
        url(r'^admin/', include(,

Then absolutely ensure that the user that your django process runs as (whether it's via wsgi, fastcgi, django runserver for debugging, or something else) has permission to read all of the files in your LOGTAIL_FILES list.

logtail should then appear in your admin, and provide access to these files - including a live tail of the file.


Other Settings

You can set the default update interval for the log tailing::

    LOGTAIL_UPDATE_INTERVAL = 50000 # Default is 1000 (one second)

last updated on:
April 25th, 2012, 12:32 GMT
developed by:
Alex Holmes
license type:
MIT/X Consortium License 
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