Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Choose message display options

This documentation is for legacy Kiwi Syslog Server versions 9.8.3 and older.

You can customize how messages are displayed in the console:

Highlighting options

This feature is available only in the licensed edition.

Use the highlighting options in Kiwi Syslog Server to specify a set of highlighting rules, which are applied to each message shown on the Kiwi Syslog Service Manager display. Highlighting rules are evaluated from the top-down, and the associated effects are applied to any syslog messages that match a given rule.

  1. Select View > Highlighting options.

  2. Select the following options and click OK.

    Highlight Items

    Highlighting rules that will be applied to syslog messages:

    • The message to be displayed
    • The message field that will be searched
    • The string pattern that will be searched for
    • The effect to be applied

    Select or unselect the leftmost checkbox on each row of the list to activate or deactivate individual rules.

    Add or delete highlighting rules by clicking the buttons on the toolbar to the right of the highlights list.

    Rule precedence can be changed in this toolbar as well, by clicking the up/down arrows.

    When first accessing the Highlighting Options, you may be prompted "No highlighting rules have been found. Do you want to create some default rules based on Syslog Priorities?". If you answer yes, default rules based on Syslog Priority are created for you.

    String to match

    The string pattern that is searched for in the selected syslog message field.

    Regular Expression

    If checked, this option specifies if the string to match is a regular expression. See Regular Expressions.

    Invert Match

    If checked, this option specifies that the effect is applied only if a match is NOT found.

    Ignore Case

    If checked, the search pattern (string to match) is treated as case insensitive.

    Highlight Effects

    Select the desired formatting and icons.

    A set of default icons is supplied. You can add additional icons by dropping them in the <Program Files>\Syslogd\Icons directory. The icon list is loaded at startup. If you add new icons you must restart Kiwi Syslog Server for the new icons to be displayed in this list.

Message font options

  1. Select View > Choose font.

  2. Select the font options, such as style and color, for displayed messages, and click OK.

If non ASCII characters appear in the display as blanks or square blocks, it means that the selected font doesn't contain the required Unicode character glyph. If you have Microsoft Office installed, Arial MS Unicode includes all Unicode glyphs.