If you haven’t tried context links yet, here’s 3 situations where they've helped us:
Infrastructure-wide history. While viewing a HTTP
request log for a user-facing error, clicking
access_logshows all Web requests. Because other Web servers in the group are also searched and the query (like an IP address or user ID) is preserved, Papertrail returns the end-to-end history.
- Single-system impact. After spotting a kernel problem in a Unix syslog message, clicking the sender will show events from only that system.
- Long events, like when a search matches one line in a multi-line exception. Click the log sender to see it all.
If you're used to
grep, we've tried to adopt the best parts
of its context and jettison those that we didn't like.