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grokevt-parselog - Parse a windows event log and generate human-readable output based on
message resources stored in a database.


grokevt-parselog -?|--help .PP grokevt-parselog -l database-dir .PP grokevt-parselog -m
database-dir log-type .PP grokevt-parselog [-v] [-H] [-h] [-U] [-u] database-dir log-type
.SH DESCRIPTION grokevt-parselog reads a windows event log (.evt file) and combines that
information with messages templates and other resources stored in a pre-generated
database. This is then printed to stdout in a comma-separated values (CSV) format. The
database must be created by grokevt-builddb(1).


This is the directory where the database is stored. Currently, the actual log files
from the original system are also stored in this directory tree.

This is the windows name for the log. By default windows has the following logs:


But others may have been created by third party software. Use the -l option to
print a list of all available log types. (The log names are case-sensitive.)


-? Prints a basic usage statement.

--help Same as -?.

-l Log list mode. Lists the logs available in the specified database.

-m Meta information mode. Lists meta information stored in the header of the specified
log file. Does not print any actual log records. (Format of output in this mode is
still subject to change.)

-v Verbose mode. Prints status messages to stderr, which can be helpful for debugging.

-h Prints a header row at the top of the CSV output containing labels for each column.
(This is the default behavior.)

-H Disables the printing of a header row. This is useful when grokevt-parselog is used
in a script.

-u Enables the UTF-8 output of some strings. This can be dangerous on terminals that
are not configured to support UTF-8.

-U Disables the use of UTF-8 for output. Unicode strings are instead converted to
UTF-8 first, and then any remaining non-ASCII characters are quoted. (This is the
default behavior.)


To list all available logs types stored in '~/example.grokevt':

grokevt-parselog -l ~/example.grokevt

To read the 'Application' log from the database stored in '~/example.grokevt' and print it
to stdout:

grokevt-parselog ~/example.grokevt Application

To read the 'System' log from the database stored in '~/example.grokevt' and print it to
stdout without a header, and with verbosity turned on:

grokevt-parselog -v -H ~/example.grokevt System

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