Example line from syslog file: Aug 1 10:25:50 10.10.10.1 id=firewall sn=XXXX time="2012-08-01 14:35:18 UTC" fw=x.x.x.x pri=6 c=1024 m=537 msg="Connection Closed" f=11 n=195273698 src=x.x.x.x:60246:X3: dst=x.x.x.x:443:X6:host.domain.com proto=tcp/https sent=181793 rcvd=649678
I want to do a
$ tail -f /var/log/log.log | SOMETHING
That will return
In plainspeak I want to be able to extract specific fields from text. I do not want to select these fields based on a field number (position in the line) because the order of things can change slightly with the system generating this file, so it doesn't work.
Open to suggestions but would prefer it to be a one-liner.