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LogNSQ performs log redirection and aggregation. It reads logs redirected by a pipe from a server and uses NSQ messaging service to collect, filter and store the logs in a centralized (or distributed) location.


Logs contain an important information about running services, and are great for analysis, or for figuring out what caused a problem with some functionality. Practically all services are able to generate logs. Sometimes it is beneficial to collect logs into a central repository.

  • a central repository simplifies logs handling. It is easier to read them, back them up, run them through such programs like Logstash for example.
  • quite often applications run inside of virtual machines, Docker instances, Kubernetes pods, where logs are isolated from the host and its file system. Sending logs to central repository makes them much more accessible.
  • Quite often there are several instances of a service running simultaneously, orchestrated by a load balancer. Aggregation of logs to a central repository allows to see whole picture at once.
  • It is often beneficial to clean up logs from unimportant information, partition bot accesses from "real" use, separate different parts of a service into separate "bins" (for example web UI calls from API calls).

LogNSQ provides means for logs aggregation, partition, filtering. It saves logs as messages to [NSQ] service. Independent application, such as a nsq_to_file or a custom script can collect the logs and prepare them for debugging, analysis, or backup.


If a service sends logs to STDIN:

myservice | lognsq --topic='mylogs' --nsqd-tcp-address=''

If a service sends logs to STDERR:

myservice 2>&1 | lognsq --topic='mylogs' --nsqd-tcp-address=''


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Linux or OS X

Move lognsq executable somewhere in your PATH (for example /usr/local/bin)

sudo mv path_to/lognsq /usr/local/bin

One possible way would be to create a default folder for executables and place lognsq there.

Use Windows+R keys combination and type "cmd". In the appeared terminal window type:

mkdir C:\bin
copy path_to\lognsq.exe C:\bin

Add C:\bin directory to your PATH environment variable.

It is also possible to install Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10, and use lognsq as a Linux executable.

Install with Go

If you have Go installed on your computer use

go get -u github.com/gnames/lognsq/lognsq

For development install gnu make and use the following:

git clone https://github.com/gnames/lognsq.git
cd lognsq
make tools
make install


LogNSQ is used by consuming log lines from STDIN and redirecting them to NSQ service and (optionally) to STDERR.

IMPORTANT use single quotes where possible to avoid shell interpolation of its special characters like '$', '', '!' etc.

Usually logs are coming from STDERR and need to be redirected to STDIN:

myservice 2>&1 | lognsq -t 'mylogs' -a 'localhost:4150'

To print logs to STDERR as well as sending them to an nsqd service:

myservice 2>&1 | lognsq -t 'mylogs' -a 'localhost:4150' -p

To filter bots, split logs from the same service to different topics

myservice 2>&1 | grep -v 'bot' | \
  lognsq -t 'web' -a 'localhost:4159' -p -c '!/api/v1' 2>&1 | \
  lognsq -t 'api' -a 'localhost:4159' -p -c '/api/v1'


--help -h : displays help message.

lognsq -h

--topic -t : sets the topic to which messages will be sent to nsqd server (required).

myapp 2>&1 | lognsq --topic='web' --nsqd-tcp-address='localhost:4150'
myapp 2>&1 | lognsq -t 'web' -a 'localhost:4150'

--nsqd-tcp-address -a : the address and port of nsqd TCP service (required).

myapp 2>&1 | lognsq --topic='web' --nsqd-tcp-address='localhost:4150'
myapp 2>&1 | lognsq -t 'web' -a 'localhost:4150'

--contains-filter' -c : filters log lines by matching positive or negative patterns. Negative patters have '!' as the first character (e.g. '/api/v1', '!/api/v1'). If more complex pattern matching is required, use `--regex-filter'. If both filters are given, they add their effect.

--regex-filter -r : filters log lines by matching them to the regular expression. If both --contains-filter and --regex-filter are given, they effect is cumulative. Negative lookahead expressions are not supported, use ``--contains-filter` negation like '!api' instead.

myapp 2>&1 | lognsq -t 'api' -a 'localhost:4150' --regex-filter='api/v1'

--print-log -p : outputs all logs to STDERR again. The logs are unfiltered. This allows to apply lognsq again with different filters and topics.

myservice 2>&1 | grep -v 'bot' | \
  lognsq -t 'web' -a 'localhost:4159' -p -c '!/api/v1' 2>&1 | \
  lognsq -t 'api' -a 'localhost:4159' -p -c '/api/v1'

--debug -d : prints out filtered out logs that are sent to NSQ service and shows all logs of NSQ interaction. Without --debug flag NSQ interaction log is suppressed.



package lognsq allows to send log messages to NSQ messaging services.



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var (
	// Version of gndiff
	Version = "v0.0.1+"
	// Build timestamp
	Build = "n/a"


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type LogNSQ

type LogNSQ interface {
	// Write sends data to nsqd service, and optionally, prints logs to STDERR.
	Write([]byte) (int, error)
	// Stop breaks connection to nsqd service. It has to run when LogNSQ is no
	// longer used.

LogNSQ provides methods for interacting with nsq services.

func New

func New(n nsq.NSQ) LogNSQ

New creates new LogNSQ object for sending logs to nsq services.


Path Synopsis
package nsqio provides redirection of messages to a nsqd TCP service.
package nsqio provides redirection of messages to a nsqd TCP service.

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