1.8.4 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.7/5 1
An Open Source file monitor that is usually used to watch log files on Linux systems

editor's review





Beobachter is an open source, fast, practical, simple, freely distributed and cross-platform graphical software that has been designed from the ground up to be used for monitor any type of file on your GNU/Linux operating system.

A multiplatform tool with great features

Being a multi-platform graphical log file watcher, Beobachter it’s fast, practical and it features a highlighter and an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that works well on Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

The software uses a Java Swing interface, which is designed to allow users to easily customize the highlighting of the logs, depending on the type of the log, as well as on certain patterns, such as simple matchings or regular expressions.

Easy to use and straightforward graphical user interface

Its graphical user interface is quite simple and easy to use. At first, you will see a clean window, so you will have to open the file that your want to monitor. Immediately after, you can choose to check for changes in real-time, as well as to scroll to new lines.

Beobachter uses sessions, which are very helpful when you want to monitor multiple files. In addition, it is possible to search for text in the changelog, clear all or selected buffers, manage log types, change the font used for displaying the changes, change the look and feel of the application, as well as the default language.

Under the hood and supported OSes

As mentioned, the application is written entirely in the Java programming language and uses the Java Swing technology for its graphical user interface. It is compatible with all operating systems where the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is available, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, BSD, Microsoft Windows and Solaris. Both 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms are supported at this time.

Beobachter was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on December 18th, 2014
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